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The Department of IT-Systems for Educational Purposes within the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education reaches all 6.000 Austrian schools (primary and secondary) via the administrative e-mail-service of the schools.

Monday, 12 March 2012 00:00

University of Cyprus

The University ofCyprus is a public University, established in 1989 and includes five Schools. All departments are active in research and operate in close collaboration with the Government of Cyprus.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:58

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the top international research universities, and offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches

Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:57

Purkyně University, Czech Republic

The Faculty of Education, is the largest faculty of J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem is a pedagogical, scientific, and cultural educational centre of the region for fifty-five years. Its premises currently offer resources to 3,300 students

Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:55

University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a multidisciplinary scientific university, with an absolute drive for quality in all areas. It ranks as the second largest university in Finland measured according to the number of Master's degrees conferred,

Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:52

KATHO University College

Katho has seven departments spread over four campuses and offers eighteen different bachelor’s courses including Bachelor of Education for Nursery, Primary and Special Education. In addition, it has established four centres of expertise

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Hands on Science Association

The Hands-on Science Network was established as an outcome of the Comenius 3 project “Hands on Science”. It is a non-profit organization registered in Portugal and has around 200 institutional members, in the vast majority of EU origin.

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is a public body responsible for scientific research policy, promoting scientific research, management of the local research funding program and the national contact point organisation for the EU Research and Development Framework Programme (FP).

Sunday, 11 March 2012 03:45

EXOR Group Ltd.

EXOR Group Ltd provides software solutions for the small and medium sized enterprises and has been setup up by a director who is actively involved in a number of sectors and has successfully conducted a number of projects for Maltese and foreign clients.

Sunday, 11 March 2012 00:00

Project Summary

PRI-SCI-NET is an EU funded FP7 Supporting and coordinating action (Call SiS-2010- on innovative methods in science education: teacher training on inquiry based teaching methods on a large scale in Europe. The project is coordinated by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and has 17 partners from 14 countries.

The project promotes Inquiry-based learningapproach among primary teachers teaching science to young children in the age range of 3-11 years.  The inquiry approach involves the active engagement of children in the learning process with emphasis on observations and achieved through authentic and problem based learning activities where there is no need to get  the correct. Children draw conclusions on the evidence collected. It promotes  student autonomy, involves discursive argumentation and communication with peers (talking science), self regulated learning, social interaction and collaboration. 

This project is about setting up a Europe-wide network for professionals and academics in the area of Primary Science Education. The aim is to provide training and professional support to teachers to help them use Inquiry based learning in Science in schools. The platform at European level will network professionals as well as support the organisation of training courses. It also recognises teachers’ and researchers’ achievements in implementing Inquiry-based learning in science, as well as provide an opportunity for teachers and academics to share their experiences and successes. The project will concurrently also take small projects in primary science education, and promote them on a larger scale in order to provide examples of Inquiry Based teaching approaches to have an impact at European level. The project includes several previous projects, mainly: using an already developed theoretical pedagogical model for the teaching of science at primary level for developing teaching resources (developed as part of Comenius 1 and 2 projects); utilising the European network for primary school teachers to provide training and professional development to primary science teacher trainers; as well as providing in-service training opportunities based on experience of partners in implementing ERASMUS intensive courses for primary school teachers on a national and international level. Pri_Sci_Net aims to establish a European community of primary science educators working within the Inquiry Based approach. The project Pri-Sci-Net will produce the following activities:

  • Development and publication of 45 science teaching activities using IBSE in 15 different  languages;
  • Recognition of Excellence for teachers implementing IBSE at primary;
  • Two International conferences to be held in Portugal and in Malta;
  • Four 20-hour national training on IBSE at different levels for teachers and teacher-trainers in each of the 13partner countries;
  • Three international teacher-training courses;
  • The creation of a virtual European network platform for teachers and researchers in primary science;
  • An online newsletter and a research journal on IBSE in primary science;

The project is relevant to primary teachers interested in science as it will offer, downloadable teaching material, training courses, online collaboration and networking, as well as opportunities to attend the international activities being organised by the project. For further information please visit 

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