Inquiry in science education and science teacher education
Science and mathematics education is essential for solving current social, economic and ecological challenges. It should therefore be accessible to all, rather than just providing graduates for the future workforce. Inquiry-based education is a challenging method of encouraging curiosity and openness for the unknown in science and other subjects. It is often recommended, but not always adopted in practice. In this anthology of articles from the EU-funded S-TEAM project (Science-Teacher Education Advanced Methods), we present some new ways of thinking about teaching and learning processes for inquiry based science education. Science teachers and teacher educators need to reflect on their own practice in order to develop their own approaches to inquiry, and this book will stimulate and inform their reflection.
Publication Date: 8/6/2013