The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching

The Project has been funded in the framework of the Seventh Framework Programme under the strand “Supporting and coordinating actions on innovative methods in science education: teacher training on inquiry based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe”.
The project aims to support an effective widespread use of inquiry and problem based science teaching techniques in primary and secondary schools in Europe and beyond.

Following the recommendations of the "Science Education Now: A renewed Pedagogy for the Future of Europe" report, the Pathway Project is bringing together experts in the field of science education research and teachers´ communities, scientists and researchers involved in pioneering scientific research, policy makers and curriculum developers to promote the effective widespread use of inquiry and problem based science teaching techniques in primary and secondary schools in Europe and beyond.


The Project is based on three main actions that will facilitate the uptake of IBSE (Inquiry-Based Science Education):

  • it proposes a standard-based approach to teaching science by inquiry that outlines instructional models that can help teachers to organise effectively their instruction;
  • it deploys a series of methods to motivate teachers to adopt inquiry based techniques and activities in their classrooms;
  • it offers access to a unique collection of on-line open educational resources and teaching practices (linked with the science curricula) that help promote inquiry based education and expand the limitations of classroom instruction.

Such an approach enables all stakeholders (teachers, teachers´ trainers, curriculum developers, policy-makers) to examine their own practices in the light of the best performing approaches that set the standards on what can be achieved and provides them with a unique tool to bring about improvements in their everyday practice.

progetto Pathway

Pathway

visit the official website

Duration

1 gennaio 2011 -
31 dicembre 2013

information

Camilla Rossi-Linnemann
T +39 02 48 555 326
linnemann@museoscienza.it

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH, Germany

partners

• WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE WEIZMANN, Israel
• Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Austria
• THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
• UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, Spain
• ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE, Greece
• FUTURELAB EDUCATION FUTURELAB, United Kingdom
• FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI, Italy
• INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS, Greece
• UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
• EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH - CERN, Switzerland
• CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS, Greece
• EUN Partnership AISBL, Belgium
• FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V FRAUNHOFER, Germany
• DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY, Ireland
• HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO, Finland
• PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, Greece
• ASPETE HIGHER SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGIC & TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION, Greece
• SHUMENSKI UNIVERSITET EPISKOP KONSTANTIN PRESLAVSKI, Bulgaria
• HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN, Germany
• OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG, Germany
• CASA CORPULUI DIDACTIC CLUJ, Romania
• EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY ASSOCIATION, France
• Centre of Information technologies and Leaning Environments, Russian Federation
• Shodor Education Foundation, United States