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The 1st International training course was held in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, from the 28th January to the 1st February 2013. 25 teachers from 8 different countries participated in the training course.

The international training course was aiming to attract primary teachers who were interested to learn more about teaching science in the upper grades of the elementary school.


The 2nd International training course was held in Crete, Greece, from the 1st of July to the 5th of July 2013.  35 teachers from  9 different countries participated in the training course.

The second international training was mostly intended to address inquiry-based learning in science education (IBSE) with younger primary students, aged 3 to 7. The training commenced with a general introduction to the Pri-Sci-Net Project, followed by a discussion on the meaning of IBSE in the context of primary level education.


The 3rd International Training Course was held in Salzburg, Austria from the 17th of February to the 20th of February 2014. 30 teachers from 12 different European countries participated in the training course. 

The training course opened with a welcome speech by the Austrian Ministry of Education. Then, the Pri-Sci-Net project coordinator, Prof. Suzanne Gatt, welcomed the participants and shared the vision of the project for inquiry-based learning in primary education. The training course involved a series of workshops and presentations about IBSE contributed by project partners.


As the end of the project nears, the partners are working hard to bring together three years of work of endlessly promoting inquiry-based learning in science across Europe.

The work of the partners and teachers, will be celebrated in the second international conference which is to be held in Malta 16-18th July 2014 at the Old University Building in Valletta. During these days, we will have two keynotes from the partnership, as well as a number of young researchers who have researched inquiry-based learning in science at primary level.

Read more: IBSE Conference and Activities published on the Pri-Sci-Net platform

From 2013-06-01 to 2016-05-31

The Chain Reaction project aims to capitalize on a previously successful approach to delivering IBSE in the UK in an attempt to embed IBSE practice within European schools.

The key aim is to equip teacher educators to train teachers across twelve countries in the use of IBSE materials and techniques. Each country adapts materials and techniques for use in their own country, addressing issues of different curricula and cultures as necessary.

Read more: Chain Reaction: A Sustainable Approach to Inquiry Based Science Education


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