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Autumn 2013

25/09/13  |  London

Explore science through fun learning: Researchers' night 2013

Across Europe, on the 27th September, 2013 museums, universities, botaic gardens and other science centres will open their doors until late hours to showcase the value of their research in society. Find out more about the Researchers’ night EU funded initiate and whether an event may take place near you.

19/09/13  |  Bremen, Germany

Project "Wild plant-protection Germany"

15 wild plant species are endangered in Germany. This species include arnica (Arnica montana), dune gentian (Gentianella uliginosa) and marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis). Aim of the project is to build up a national network for protecting endangered wild plants in Germany to provide a long-term survivable population of these species.

18/09/13  |  London

Looking ahead: the future of inquiry-based education and the National curriculum

The revised English National Curriculum has turned the 'How science works' aspect of Science into 'Working scientifically' and explains that scientific processes should be taught always in relation to 'substantive science content'. What are the implications of the introduced changes for Inquiry-based science education? Both challenges and opportunities arise and it is up to the teachers to decide how to ensure that the pupils develop an interest in science whilst the level of their learning meets the Curriculum requirements.

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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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