Developing a continuous professional development to enhance inquiry-based science teaching.
2014 (English)In: Enhancing Inquiry-based Science Professional Development in Europe: PROFILES Project and other Projects funded by the European Commission / [ed] Bolte, C., & Rauch, F, 2014Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
In this paper, based on PROFILES, a continuous professional development (CPD) program developed in Karlstad Sweden is presented. A main strategy was to incorporate the elements of (1) the existing laboratory teaching tradition and (2) the teachers’ group reflections on inquiry-based science teaching mentioned in Swedish curriculum (Lgr 11), besides offering possibilities to use new equipment and using PROFILES three-step teaching module as teaching support. This was to facilitate the teachers’ negotiation process between the key ideas of laboratory work existing in the Swedish teaching tradition/teaching practice and of laboratory inquiry-based teaching discussed in the international literature. The CPD program demonstrated the co-constructing process among the in-service science teachers and the CPD provider. The participants were 15 lower secondary teachers and the program lasted for forty hours distributed on the total of six workshops.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33766ISBN: 978-3-9816683-1-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-33766DiVA: diva2:748759
1st PROFILES (Professional Reflection Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science) conference. Aug 25-27, Berlin/Germany. y.
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 266589