Session S60c (Thursday, 9:30am, Thomas 102)

P904: Student Active Learning in Science (SALiS): A European project in changing how teachers are trained

Sarah Hayes (University of Limerick, Ireland)

SALiS is a European (EU) TEMPUS project consortium comprising of six partner countries (Georgia, Moldova, Israel, Bulgaria, Germany and Ireland). The three non-EU countries are known as the beneficiary countries. The project is designed to promote and support contemporary science education by strengthening socially relevant, inquiry-based, and student-active science teaching and learning in the participating countries, particularly in the beneficiary countries. The overall purpose of the project is to innovate science teaching by implementing good practice, modern and effective strategies in science teacher education. The focus of the innovation is strengthening inquiry-based science education with a high degree of student activity, both hands-on and minds-on. This paper will outline the theoretical framework of SALiS. On the basis of this framework, science teacher training modules and materials were developed and utilised in SALiS-trainings in all the beneficiary countries.


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