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07/10/14  |  London, UK

BGEN Conference 2014

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is hosting the next Botanic Gardens Education Network (UK) Conference 'Learning for Sustainable Development', 5th-7th November 2014, Devon, United Kingdom.

29/01/14  |  London

New lesson- ‘project survival’ from the University of Sofia.

This role play and follow on activity teaches young people about the variety of useful plants and their importance to humans.

26/06/13  |  London

GM crops and ‘controversial topics’: potential for inquiry-based learning?

Last week Owen Paterson brought genetically modified (GM) crops to the fore of environmental debate, highlighting its status as a controversial subject. Can these ‘hot topics’ be adapted to inquiry science education?

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

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Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
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