Introduction to IBSE and Ark of Inquiry online webinar for teachers in SEE

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Italy, Venice
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting
Contact: 
Lauren Bohatka at l.bohatka@unesco.org

The webinar on Inquiry Based Science Education and Responsible Research and Innovation is scheduled to be held on 6 and 21 September 2017 as part of the Ark of Inquiry project.

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe has invited interested participants from South-East Europe to register to this webinar which will provide training and access to ready-to-use inquiry activities. While the topics will be primarily geared towards primary and secondary school science teachers, other interested professionals may also register.

In this endeavour, with the support of the UNESCO ASPnet Programme, the webinar targets to engage teachers of pupils aged 7-18 years. Besides Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE), the webinar will cover the project’s inquiry learning model, access to the portal (http://arkportal.ut.ee/#/) which has over 700 vetted inquiry activities, and resources and training that allow participants to customise these inquiry activities to address diverse learning needs. The webinar is mostly suited to primary and secondary school science educators; yet it is also an opportunity for other interested education professionals from the region.

Each webinar will have a duration of about 2 hours. It will be conducted in English; a working knowledge of the language is therefore a prerequisite for participation in the webinar. Interested science teachers may also partner with English-language teachers at their school for the training, too. It is important to note that each webinar has a capacity of 100 participants only.