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24/08/12  |  report

INQUIRE Interim report summary

What has an EU funded project achieved within its 18months of implementation in relation to encouraging Inquiry-Based Science Education in both formal and informal learning settings?

The INQUIRE project comprises a consortium of 17 Partners including botanic gardens, Natural History Museums and Universities who collaboratively deliver teacher training courses to support teachers and educators to develop their proficiency in IBSE.

During the period December 2010 – June 2012 the project’s major achievements are:

- 14 pilot INQUIRE courses ran in 2011-2012 in 11 countries engaging 181 teachers and 57 educators and reaching more than 7,000 students who experience IBSE in their school and in LOtC.

- A Pilot Practitioners' manual has been produced in 10 languages.

- A Quality Management Plan has been established to ensure the high quality of the INQUIRE courses. Partners used pre- and post- course questionnaires for summative evaluation and reflective journals, interviews and concept maps for formative evaluation.

- Four Consortium meetings and a Train the trainers meeting held which resulted in preparing the deliverables on time, developing and running INQUIRE courses smoothly, establishing project evaluation methods and creating a collaborative atmosphere within the consortium.

- A National Advisory group has been established in 11 European countries to support the running and promotion of INQUIRE course.

- The INQUIRE website has been launched in September 2011 in 10 languages and Partners have presented the INQUIRE project activities in 15 international and 27 national conferences

To find out more about the project’s activities in its first 18 months read the Interim report summary.

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