Benefits for educators and teachers

 

Are you an educator working in a botanic garden and outdoor learning centre?

Through participating in an INQUIRE course you will:

►Gain skills in teaching IBSE.  In particular, you will learn how to implement the circle of inquiry-based education  (see diagram below)

►Learn how to support teachers in implementing IBSE in the classroom and botanic garden – through offering equipment, background knowledge and advice, and a forum for discussion and reflection

►Understand how to provide teachers and students with real world experiences in science through enabling them to carry out inquiry based activities in the botanic garden and offering access to a range of resources including scientists

►Increase the relevance of your site to teachers and students

 

Are you a teacher?

Through participating in an INQUIRE course you will:

►Gain skills in teaching IBSE.  In particular, you will learn how to implement the circle of inquiry-based education  (see diagram below)

►Motivate your students in science and geography by enabling them to learn outside the classroom.

►Increase the self-confidence of girls to study science through access to resources relevant to their daily lives.

►Be able to provide your students with real world experiences in science by linking with the botanic garden and encouraging students to carry out experiments in the garden and meet with actual scientists

►Gain support from a leading scientific institution in your country

►Find out about a whole range of IBSE resources suitable for learning inside and outside the classroom


 
Circle of inquiry-based education

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Go to our resource section for plenty of ideas on how to teach IBSE. We’ve searched through many books, education packs and websites to find resources relevant for teaching in botanic gardens and other informal education settings.



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17/11/15 | Coimbra

Coimbra team publishes chapter in IBSE book

Members of the portuguese team who led INQUIRE project on the Botanical Garden of Coimbra University published the chapter "Advantages of Science Education Outdoors through IBSE Methodology" in IBSE book.

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