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nIn the week 17-20th February 2014, the Pri-Sci-Net 3rd International Training Course was delivered by the project partnership in Salzburg, Austria. This training course was coordinated by the Austrian Partners – Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BM:UKK) and focused on organising inquiry-based learning activities at primary level within informal and non formal education settings. 30 teachers from 12 different European countries participated in the training course. 

 

The training course was opened by representatives of the University of Education in Salzburg who hosted the training course and from the Austrian Ministry of Education. The Pri-Sci-Net project coordinator Prof. Suzanne Gatt then welcomed the participants and shared the vision for inquiry-based learning in primary that the project is promoting. The training course then followed with various workshops and presentations which focused on various topics with the contribution of the different partners who organised workshops for the participating teachers. Among the training activities, there was a workshop on colours from MUGLA (Turkey); and one on change of state focusing on water and ice from the University of Southampton (UOS). Other training activities included aspects like how to organise a science fair, a workshop on the nature of science, world cafe’ and other aspects. On one particular day, the training was held in the local science museum in Salzburg. The photos here provide snapshots of the training course and the teachers’ engagement in the activities.

 

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