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07/04/12  |  Bremen, Germany

Potatoes, Wheat and Rice - a New Generation of Genetically Modified Plants

In several European countries field experiments with new genetically modified plants will start this year: in Ireland cisgene potatoes resistant to late blight will be cultivated, while in England and Sweden trails will be run on wheat that can repel lice with pheromones and barley that makes more effective use of nitrogen. All the experiments are part of research and development work on a new generation of genetically modified plants.

09/01/12  |  London

Taking IBSE into secondary education

What does IBSE mean and why is it important that secondary as well as primary schools implement it? What changes are needed in secondary science education so that students experience learning through inquiry and what are the challenges in making these changes? Find out how education researchers, science teachers and educators joined their expertise and experience to discuss these issues at the International conference: 'Taking IBSE into secondary education'.

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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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