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The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching

Objective

"Following the recommendations of the ""Science Education Now: A renewed Pedagogy for the Future of Europe"" report, the Pathway Supporting Action 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 proposed approach is based on three main axes that could facilitate the uptake of IBSE (Inquiry-Based Science Education): It a) proposes a standard-based approach to teaching science by inquiry that outlines instructional models that will help teachers to organise effectively their instruction, b) deploys a series of methods to motivate teachers to adopt inquiry based techniques and activities in their classrooms and c) offers access to a unique collection of open educational resources and teaching practices (linked with the science curricula) that have proven their efficiency and efficacy in promoting inquiry based education and that are expanding 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."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 496 340
Administrative Contact
Ulla Diener (Ms.)

Participants (29)

Centre of Information technologies and Leaning Environments

Participation ended

Russia
Address
Nizhnaya Radishevskaya Str. 10
109004 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergey Lovyagin (Dr.)
PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 66 340
Address
Mesogion 396
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christos Ragiadakos (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG, WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 97 905
Address
Minoritenplatz 5
1010 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Zistler (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 147,08
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 685
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Barajas (Prof.)
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 497 935
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofoklis Sotiriou (Dr.)
FUTURELAB EDUCATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 462,92
Address
Loman Street (Can Mezzanine) 30-32
SE1 0EH London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephen Sayers (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 204 905
Address
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Xanthoudaki (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Kourkoumelis (Prof.)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 134 820
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markus Nordberg (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 105 930
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Demetrios Sampson (Prof.)
EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 222 560
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laurence Abrassart (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 145
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sidonie Holborn (Ms.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 84 530
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margaret Farren (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 108 070
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannu Salmi (Dr.)
INSTITOUTO EKPEDEFTIKIS POLITIKIS
Greece
Address
Odos Tsocha 36
11521 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexis Dimaras (Mr.)
ASPETE HIGHER SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGIC & TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 060
Address
Stathmos Eirinis Isap
14121 Marousi, Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarantos Psycharis (Prof.)
SHUMENSKI UNIVERSITET EPISKOP KONSTANTIN PRESLAVSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 50 290
Address
Universitetska Street 115
9712 Shumen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dragomir Marchev (Dr.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 000
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)
OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steffen Schaal (Prof.)
CASA CORPULUI DIDACTIC CLUJ
Romania
EU contribution
€ 35 042,50
Address
Str. Septimiu Albini 91
400457 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorina Kudor (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 107 000
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere 6
68200 Mulhouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Lee (Mr.)
STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OF MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF OPEN EDUCATION

Participation ended

Russia
Address
Aviatsionny Pereulok 6
125167 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergey Lovyagin (Dr.)
Shodor Education Foundation INC COR
United States
Address
West Morgan Street 300, Suite 1150
27701 Durham, Nc
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Michael Panoff (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 360
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
UC LIMBURG
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 101 917,50
Address
Campus Diepenbeek Agoralaan Gebouw B Bus 1
3590 Diepenbeek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anja Brebels
PADAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULE LUDWIGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 860
Address
Reuteallee 46
71634 Ludwigsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steffen Schaal (Prof.)
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES LBG
United Kingdom
Address
The Mere Upton Park
SL1 2DQ Slough
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Neil Mclean
MOSCOW STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 85 065
Address
Malaya Pirogovskaya 1
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergey Lovyagin (Dr.)