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De Vries, Bregje; Schouwenaars, Ilona; Stokhof, Harry – Science Education International, 2017
The Ark of Inquiry seeks to support inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries and school systems across Europe by teachers that may differ in light of their prior experiences with IBSE. Given the differences, the assumption is that teachers need to make adaptations to the approach and materials of the Ark of Inquiry. This study…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Silm, Gerli; Tiitsaar, Kai; Pedaste, Margus; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Papaevripidou, Marios – Science Education International, 2017
The use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) is encouraged in schools, as it has been shown to be an effective method for raising students' motivation in STEM subjects and increasing their understanding of scientific concepts. Nevertheless, IBL is not very often used in classrooms by teachers due to different (perceived) obstacles. Within the Ark of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Sokolowska, D.; de Meyere, J.; Folmer, E.; Rovsek, B.; Peeters, W. – Science Education International, 2014
SECURE is a collaborative project under FP7 to provide research results of current mathematics, science and technology (MST) curricula across Europe. The research focuses on the MST curricula offered to 5, 8, 11 and 13 year old learners in ten European countries. The consortium invited 60 schools from each partner country to participate in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Curriculum
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Schoen, Lida; Weishet, Egbert; Kennedy, Declan – Science Education International, 2007
Science Across the World is an exchange programme between schools world-wide. It has two main components: existing resources for students (age 6-10) and a database with all participating schools. The programme exists since 1990. It is carried out in partnership with the British Association of Science Education (ASE) and international…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Resources, Databases, International Programs
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Mooldijk, Ad; van der Valk, Ton; Wooning, Jacqueline – Science Education International, 2006
In the framework of a curriculum reform in the Netherlands, an interdisciplinary open inquiry assignment has been introduced as a part of the final secondary school examinations. We developed and evaluated a preparatory open inquiry assignment to be used in science and mathematics departments of schools, in collaboration with each other: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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van den Berg, Ed; Grosheide, Wim – Science Education International, 2001
Introduces a series of lesson plans on energy for junior high school students. (YDS)
Descriptors: Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Education