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Discussions   |   Biodiversity  |  Science Politics

14/07/11  |  Worldwide

Questions to conserve biodiversity

In 2009, conservation experts from 24 world-leading organisations identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, could help conserve global biodiversity. How could these questions be used to develop IBSE activities? Could students develop them to be more relevant to their local context?


07/07/11  |  Madrid, Spain

Inquire courses kick off in September

Norway and Spain will be the first partners to run their INQUIRE courses. Norway will focus on primary school teachers as recommended by the Norwegian School Authorities, with 15 participants enrolled on the two-day course. In Spain, partners in Madrid and Alcala are joining forces and are running a national INQUIRE course for 30 participants of both primary and secondary schools. The course will run from 5-9 September.

News   |   INQUIRE project meetings

01/07/11  |  Hannover & Bremen, Germany

Get ready for the 2nd Partners Meeting

Plans are already underway for the second Partners Meeting which will take place from 26th to 28th September in Bremen and Hannover, Germany. The meeting will kick off at the Schulbiologiezentrum in Hannover where partners will find out about the work of the centre. The following day the meeting will be held at the Rhododendron Park in Bremen where Partners will have the opportunity to discuss their INQUIRE courses and learn about assessment techniques in more detail. Partners are asked to prepare a module of their course which will be peer reviewed during the course.

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What is the biggest barrier to implementing IBSE in your practice?

Concern that I might lose control over the class during IBSE activities
Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
Concern that the students will not be able to carry out the IBSE activities
Lack of confidence in delivering IBSE



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