In this section you will find a host of resources for teaching IBSE. We’ve searched through many books, education packs and websites to find resources relevant for teaching in botanic gardens and other informal education settings. For each one we’ve prepared a short review and a link to the relevant website. We have also developed resources especially for the INQUIRE project. These are available to everyone participating in an INQUIRE course. To sign up for an INQUIRE course click here.
17/08/12 | pdf
If you are a teacher or educator interested in Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE), the INQUIRE project has developed a manual that will guide you through how to use this pedagogy in your practice. Although the manual is targeting primarily the course participants it is of interest to other practitioners as well as it provides background information on IBSE pedagogy, benefits and barrirers to its implementation, IBSE activities on biodiversity and climate change and ideas on assessment and evaluation. The manual is also availble in other languages (see other parts of the INQUIRE website).Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
Reflective practice ecology Kew | Reflective practice on school activity
12/07/12 | Reflective practice on school activity
Reflective practice on school activityExpand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
Reflective practice ecology Kew | Trip to Kew with Students
12/07/12 | Trip to Kew with Students
Evaluation of Kew Gardens visit and IBSE activityExpand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
25/04/13 | London
Large and complex topics, like how ecosystems work for example, can be challenging to explain. Using small, observable experiments can therefore be useful in simulating of landscape-scale processes. Scientists have used pitcher plants as tiny model ecosystems to study how “tipping points” are triggered in lakes and ponds. Perhaps this could generate some ideas for IBSE demonstrations?