DCU (www.dcu.ie) has extensive experience in providing professional development programmes for science teachers. Each year, approximately 70 pre-service science teachers graduate from DCU and, currently, up to 60 in-service teachers per year are involved in Enquiry-Based Science Education (EBSE) professional development programmes.
Through this initiative, secondary school life science teachers will come to DCU for up to three days to attend workshops and engage in hands-on learning opportunities. Trainings will be facilitated by the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching & Learning (CASTeL) located in DCU to focus on EBSE skills and processes and be provided with EBSE teaching resources adapted for the Irish curriculum. Teachers will also receive support to integrate this approach into their classroom practice.
Access the Amgen Science Teacher Training Initiative on the DCU website.
For participating to a training session at DCU or if you have any question concerning the programme in Ireland, please contact:
Dr. Sarah Brady
phone number: +353.(0)1 700 6343
Dublin City University (DCU) was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages and as an agent for change in its local community. The university is now recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence.
DCU has developed its own research specialisms, creating a number of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities and industry internationally. Among them, the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching & Learning (CASTeL) - a multidisciplinary research team from across science, mathematics and education. CASTeL’s objective is to enhance science and mathematics education at all educational levels, supported by evidence-based research and contributing to international good practice.