Successful INQUIRE course for educators in Spain

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Alicia Fernández, alicia.fernandez@uah.es | 04/12/12 | Alcalá de Henares, España

From 28th to 29th of November another INQUIRE course was held in Spain, aimed at non-formal educatiors, under the title "Inquiry as a Tool to Teach Science".

As in the previous edition, the course was held between the Royal Botanic Gardens of the University of Alcalá and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid (CSIC). It was attended by 19 educators from different environmental education centres, museums, botanic gardens, etc.

During the course, participants carried out practical activities that helped them to understand Inquiry-Based Science Education: they designed an experiment to prove how CO2 is distributed throughout the world, they picked fruits and seeds for the garden to study their dispersion methods and they studied the importance of pollination through a simple activity.

Additionaly, we were lucky to attend a lecture given by Pablo Vargas (CSIC) on "Plant biodiversity, an updated view of the tree of life".

The most important session was the final debate, where participants had the opportunity to express their point of view and ideas about IBSE.

The next INQUIRE course in Spain will take place early in 2013 and it will be aimed at teachers. More information soon.

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