Inspiring Science Education Academy

The aim of the Inspiring Science EducatioAcademy is to support the modernisation of Science education and training, including in curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers, and to the wide adoption of the recommendations of the Rocard Report "A new Pedagogy for the Future of Europe" (Rocard et al., 2007), that sets the basics for the introduction of the Inquiry Based approach in the science curricula of the Member States. The teachers will not only be familiarized with a unique collection of open digital educational resources, but they will also be trained to link them with innovative pedagogical practices, such as using real world learning activities, implementing resource based and project-based approaches, in order to design educational scenarios by repurposing existing eLearning tools. The offered resources and tools, although associated with a broad range of curriculum areas, do not impose a fixed curriculum but support a model that can be customized based on location and culture, as well as cross-disciplinary situations, being thus ideal to be used in the European context for differentiated instruction. Teachers will also be trained to appropriately select and exploit freely available existing eLearning tools and resources in their educational scenarios that suit their own needs in terms of planning, implementing and sharing pedagogical ideas, managing their classroom and organizing the curriculum. This will further empower them to create effective project scenarios to use in the classroom, as well as in multiple environments such as face-to-face, online and other technology mediated learning. Such a comprehensive open learning networks approach that allows teachers to access their colleagues' course materials, share their own and collaborate is expected to enable all stakeholders to examine their own practices in the light of the best performing approaches.

Available Courses

Descrizione:

The following exercises are intended for teachers, trainers and school leaders to engage with children and young people, discussing and exploring together their visions for managing change in school settings that takes into account the needs of local communities. The exercises are flexible enough to be used in a wide range of settings, for different specific purposes, and they can be applied to an indefinite range of subjects, issues or contexts.

Attività di formazione: 4
Descrizione:

The idea of learning as a one-way process, in which an active agent (teacher) transmits information to passive agents (students) has to stay in the past for good. It is unquestionable that science education should be renewed, with the implementation of inquiry-based education methods, as several European initiatives have been pursuing. Learning science through inquiry improves students’ understanding, participation and motivation in relation to scientific activities and contributes to improve the general interest in learning.

Attività di formazione: 4
Descrizione:

In education, RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) means that the multiple stakeholders involved in formal learning should develop strategies linking teaching and learning with wider societal goals and implement science education for responsible citizenship. Learners across the school years will develop the skills to critically analyse science and technology developments and anticipate its impacts, contributing to debates on emerging issues. Moreover, learning activities will invite students to work on solutions to societal challenges, take into account the responses of all parts and consider their values, expectations and concerns.

Attività di formazione: 2
Descrizione:

Several research studies suggest that effective parental engagement in school is important to motivate students towards science and promote school success. Thus, it is desirable to achieve a higher level of collaboration and commitment with families, searching for a proactive rather than reactive participation. Moreover, it should be sensitive to the circumstances of all families, recognize the contributions parents can make irrespectively of their socioeconomic status, and aim to empower them.

Attività di formazione: 2

Pagine

Eventi

da 2014.07.13 a 2014.07.18
da 2014.04.25 a 2014.05.10

20-hour training course for in-service teachers from primary school on how to use inquiry-based learning to foster student transversal competencies

da 2013.11.13 a 2013.11.14

How to adapt the Open Discovery Space approach in different countries - this is one of the key challenges in the project.

da 2013.10.19 a 2013.10.21

SYNERGY workshop is targetting the following specific themes: