Chain reaction final report

BYRNE, Eleanor, BOOTH, Josephine, BEVINS, Stuart and BULLOUGH, Andy (2017). Chain reaction final report. Project Report. SCIENTEX.

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Abstract

Chain Reaction was a three-year project funded by the European Commission. Its key aim was to develop Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) across twelve partner countries—United Kingdom, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Bulgaria, France, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Georgia. The key underpinning element of the project was the development and deployment of interactive and engaging professional development for science teacher educators from each participating country. The science teacher educators involved were introduced to ‘tried and tested’ inquiry-themed science resources and worked collaboratively with project members to gain a clear understanding of the philosophy and mechanisms involved in designing and facilitating inquiry in the science classroom. Once fully cognisant in the use of the resources the science teacher educators, from each partner, designed and delivered a dedicated professional development course for participating science teachers. The specific nature of each professional development event varied from partner to partner but was consistent in its aim to develop participating teachers’ confidence and skills in using the resources with their science students. Following the professional development sessions in each country, science teachers were able to deliver a series of inquiry-based sessions.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inquiry, Science Education, Chain Reaction, IBSE, Teacher Development, CPD, Europe
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Eleanor Byrne
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 16:52
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 05:03
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15080

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