Are you looking to increase your students’ interest and achievements in science?
Would you like to more widely use enquiry-based methods in your classroom or lab?
It provides secondary life science teachers with meaningful professional development opportunities.
This initiative focuses on those teaching science, primarily biology and chemistry, to secondary school students aged 12 to 19 with the training sessions are available free of charge for participating teachers.
Funded by the Amgen Foundation and coordinated on its behalf by European Schoolnet, this initiative was launched in 2012 as a pilot programme in France, Germany, Ireland and Poland. Training centres in each of the four countries were carefully selected based on their experience and expertise in teacher development and enquiry-based science education.
During 2012, the programme reached over 430 teachers. Thanks to this success, the programme has now been extended for the 2013 academic year.
“Research by the European Commission highlights that in order to increase student interest and achievement in sciences, teachers should incorporate enquiry-based methods to their classrooms. Yet, many teachers think that the available continuing professional development opportunities do not meet their needs to implement these techniques. Therefore, we expect very positive outcomes from this new initiative and are delighted by this new collaboration with the Amgen Foundation.”