Inspiring Science Education Academy

Thursday, 1 January, 2015 to Thursday, 31 December, 2015

The aim of the Inspiring Science Education Academy is to support the modernisation of Science education and training and the wide adoption of the recommendations of the Rocard Report "A new Pedagogy for the Future of Europe" (Rocard et al., 2007), that sets the basics for the introduction of the Inquiry Based approach in the science curricula of the Member States. Teachers will be familiarized with a unique collection of open digital educational resources and receive training to link them with innovative pedagogical practices in order to design educational scenarios by repurposing existing eLearning tools. The offered resources and tools, associated with a broad range of curriculum areas, will not impose a fixed curriculum but support a model that can be customized based on location and culture, as well as cross-disciplinary situations, making them ideal for use in the European context. Teachers will also be trained to appropriately select and exploit freely available existing eLearning tools and resources to suit their own needs in terms of planning, implementing and sharing pedagogical ideas, managing their classroom and organizing the curriculum. This will help them to create effective project scenarios for use in the classroom, as well as in multiple environments such as face-to-face, online and other technology mediated learning. This comprehensive open learning network approach allows teachers to access their colleagues' course materials, share their own and collaborate enabling all stakeholders to examine their own practices in the light of the best performing approaches.

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