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Professional Reflection-Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education though Science

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 837 022,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 447 910

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

Objective

The PROFILES project promotes IBSE through raising the self-efficacy of science teachers and in so doing aiding a better understanding of the changing purpose of teaching science in schools and the value of stakeholder networking. The proposal innovation is in utilizing science teaching materials to support teachers, through an inspired, longitudinal training programme reflecting stakeholder views and needs, while simultaneously promoting a reflective IBSE school-based, training related, intervention to promote learning through creative, scientific problem solving and/or socio-scientific decision making procedures. The measures of success are through a) determining the self efficacy of science teachers in teaching innovative science education approaches allowing student acquisition of life skill competencies and b) in the attitudes of students toward this more context-led, student centered, IBSE-emphasised learning. Dissemination of approaches, reactions, and reflections form a further key project target.

Initially PROFILES involves the development of science teachers on four fronts (teacher as learner, as teacher, as reflective practitioner and as leader) consolidating their ownership of the context-led approach and incorporating use-inspired research, evaluative methods and stakeholder networking. The project enhances its dissemination approaches with lead teachers spearheading training of further teachers at pre- and in-service levels and initiating workshops for key stakeholders nationwide. The project focuses on the secondary level so that ‘open inquiry approaches’ are a major teaching target. PROFILE pays much attention to student motivation for the learning of science both in terms of intrinsic motivation (relevance, meaningful, as considered by the students) and extrinsic motivation (teacher encouragement and reinforcement) and attempts to make school science teaching more meaningful by paying attention to cultural differences, esp. at the gender level

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Address

Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 748 411

Administrative Contact

Carsten Malmwieck

Participants (23)

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 248 240

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 272 850

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 197 415

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 125 190

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 112 350

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 26 281

UNIWERSYTET MARII CURIE-SKLODOWSKIEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERSITATEA VALAHIA TARGOVISTE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 138 030

DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 99 510

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 7 313

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 030

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF ASSOCIATIONS FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 890

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 125 190

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 127 330

ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 50 290

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 837 022,40

  • EU contribution

    € 3 447 910

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany