|1||THE MALTA COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||MCST||Malta||Dr. Suzanne Gatt|
|2||ASSOCIACAO HANDS-ON SCIENCE NETWORK||HSci||Portugal||Manuel Filipe Costa
Carlos Filipe Lima
|3||KATHOLIEKE HOGESCHOOL ZUID-WEST-VLAANDEREN KATHO VZW||KATHO||Belgium||Mr. Kristof Van De Keere
Mrs. Nele Mestdagh
|4||JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO||JYU||Finland||Asunta Tuula Anneli|
|5||UNIVERZITA JANA EVANGELISTY PURKYNE V USTI NAD LABEM||UJEP||Czech Republic||Vladislava Heřmanová
Ivana Čepičková-Brtnová, PaedDr., Ph.D.
|6||JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN||UFR||Germany||Dr. Annette Scheersoi|
|7||UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS||UCY||Cyprus||Prof. Costas Constantinou
Dr. Christiana Nicolaou
Dr. Nicos Papadouris
|8||Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur||BM:UKK||Austria||HAWLE Reinhold, Dr.
Obermüller, Marion, Dr.
MOISES, Monika, MA.rer.nat
REIMERS, Christian, Dr.
SMITH, David, Dr.
|9||PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS (UNIVERSITY OF CRETE)||UoC||Greece||Panagiotis Michaelides
|10||Trnavska Univerzita v Trnave||PdF TU||Slovakia||Kristina Zoldosova
|11||UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO||UM||Portugal||Manuel F. M. Costa|
|12||INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON||IOE||United Kingdom||Lady Dr. Sue Dale Tunnicliffe|
|13||UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON||UOS||United Kingdom||Jenny Byrne B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, PGCE|
|15||UNIVERSITE PARIS 8 VINCENNES SAINT-DENIS||UP8||France||
Pr Charles Tijus
|16||EXOR Group Ltd||EXOR||Malta||Duncan Dimech|
|17||EU CORE CONSULTING S.RL||EUCORE||Italy||Irene Liverani
Roberto Di Gioacchino
|Deliverable No.||Deliverable Title|
|D 1.1||Minutes of the First Project Meeting|
|D 1.2||Protocol for Quality of Work and Ethical Issues|
|D 1.3||Minutes of the 2nd Project Meeting|
|D 1.4||Minutes of the 3rd Project Meeting|
|D 1.5||Minutes of the 4th Project Meeting|
|D 1.6||Minutes of the 5th Project Meeting|
|D 2.7||Samples of 45 activities for primary science|
|D 2.8||Evaluation report on impact of activities|
|D 2.9||Finalized 45 activities in 15 languages|
|D 2.10||Compiled evaluation report of external evaluation|
|D 2.11||Guidelines for Ethics|
|D 3.12||Internet platform for setting up the PRI-SCI-NET Network|
|D 3.13||Primary Science Educators, Teacher-trainers and researchers network|
|D 3.14||Primary Teachers’ Network Set-up|
|D 3.15||10 Newsletters to be placed on teachers’ network|
|D 3.16||First online journals editions of the international journal of primary science education research|
|D 3.17||Second online journals editions of the international journal of primary science education research|
|D 4.18||First National In-service courses per partner countries|
|D 4.19||First International Training Course|
|D 4.20||Proceeding of the first International Conference|
|D 4.21||Second International Training Course|
|D 4.22||Second National in-service courses|
|D 4.23||Proceedings of the second International Conference|
|D 4.24||Third International Training Course|
|D 4.25||Third National In-service Course|
|D 4.26||Fourth National In-service Course|
|D 4.27||Evaluation reports by external evaluators|
|D 5.27||Project Website|
|D 5.28||Project Leaflet|
|D 5.29||Project final document (describing pilot activities)|
|D 5.30||Dissemination Plan|
|D 5.31||Updated Dissemination Plan|
Pri-Sci-Net is about promoting Inquiry-based learning in science at primary level of education through developing activities for teachers to use as well as 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. A virtual platform set up at European level will network professionals as well as support the organisation of training courses.The project will also recognise teachers’ and researchers’ achievements in implementing Inquiry-based learning in science at primary level, as well as provide an opportunity for teachers and academics across Europe to share their experiences and successes.
The Specific Project Aims and objectives are to:
PRI-SCI-NET consists of 9 main milestones that mark the achievement of significant parts of the project and on which the subsequent advancements often depend. These milestones include:
PRI-SCI-NET is an EU funded FP7 Supporting and coordinating action (Call SiS-2010-188.8.131.52) 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:
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
The PRI-SCI-NET project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 266647.
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