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Promoting inquiry in mathematics and science education across Europe

Objective

This project aims to effect a change across Europe in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science with teachers supported to develop inquiry-based learning (IBL) pedagogies so that students gain experience of IBL approaches. Ultimately, our objective is a greater number of students with more positive dispositions towards further study of these subjects and the desire to be employed in related fields. The proposal brings together 13 teams of experts in IBL in mathematics and science education from 12 nations and will be led and managed by a researcher who has recent successful experience of European work of this type. The nine working packages will be led by appropriate experts from the wider team, who will ensure the successful completion of each stage of the project. Overall, our design of the project throughout has been focused so as to provide a multi-level dissemination plan addressed to teachers and important stakeholders to ensure maximum impact. This plan includes the provision of high quality support for, and training of, teachers and teacher trainers; selection of high quality materials and methods with which to work with teachers, supporting actions addressed to teachers to advertise IBL, methods of working with out-of-school parties such as local authorities and parents and summaries of analyses that will inform a wide range of policy makers about how they can support the required changes. Throughout the project’s timeline national consultancy panels and two international panels will provide on-going advice and orientation at key stages. To maximise the project’s “reach” to teachers either established networks for professional development of teachers will be expanded, or new networks will be built using models which have proven efficacy. Rigorous evaluation both by an internal team and an outside agency will provide formative and summative feedback about the validity of the project and its effectiveness.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Address
Kunzenweg 21
79117 Freiburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 812 783
Administrative Contact
Katja Maaß (Prof.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Luc Dorier (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 359 313
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heleen Verhage
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 477 210
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 277
Address
Campus Las Lagunillas Sn Edifico B1 Vicerrectorado De Investigacion Desar Tecn E Innovacion
23071 Jaen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Garcia Garcia (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KONSTANTINA FILOZOFA VNITRE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 83 558
Address
Trieda Andreja Hlinku 1
94974 Nitra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janka Melusova (Dr.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 67 163
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Csaba Csíkos (Dr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Participation ended

Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 34 076,82
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Mousoulides (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debono Mark (Mr.)
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 102 658
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Morten Blomhøj (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 355
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 73 334
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Szilard-Karoly Andras (Dr.)
HOGSKOLEN I SOR-TRONDELAG
Norway
EU contribution
€ 111 097
Address
E C Dahls Gate 2
N-7004 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Camilla Nereid (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PADAGOGIKDER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND MATHEMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 62
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manfred Euler (Prof.)
EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 111 161,18
Address
Makedonitisas Avenue 46
1700 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anthos Shekeris