PATWHAY – The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching (2011-2013)

PATWHAY (The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching) aims to set the pathway toward a standard-based approach to teaching science by inquiry. The project has three main goals. First, to support the adoption of inquiry teaching. The project plans to achieve that by demonstrating ways to reduce the constraints presented by teachers and school organisations. Second, to demonstrate and disseminate methods and exemplary cases of both effective introduction of inquiry to science classrooms and professional development programmes. Finally, PATHWAY aims to deliver a set of guidelines for the educational community to further explore and exploit the unique benefits of the proposed approach in science teaching. In this way the project team aims to facilitate the development of communities of practitioners of inquiry that will enable teachers to learn from each other.

The Pathway Consortium team will collaborate closely with teachers to develop a support service network designed to help teachers implement the necessary changes, to develop the diagnostics and intervention skills necessary to plan and diffuse innovation in their own contexts

International coordinator: University of Bayreuth, Alemania

UB coordinator: Mario Barajas Frutos

UB Participants: Mario Barajas, Anna Trifonova, Joaquín Giménez, José Luís Rodriguez Illera

Financial entity: EU, FP7

Participants: 8253 - European Commission, Science & Society, y:  (University of Bayreuth (DE), University of Sheffield  (UK), Austrian Ministry of Education  (AT), University of Cambridge  (UK), University of Barcelona (ES), Ellinogermaniki Agogi  (GR), FUTURELAB - Innovation in Education (UK), Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (IT), Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (GR), Limburg Catholic University College (BE), European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CH), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (GR), European Schoolnet (BE), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (DE), Dublin City University  (IE), University of Helsinki  (FI), Pedagogical Institute – Greek Ministry of Education  (GR), School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (GR), University of Shumen (BG), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  (DE), Ludwigsburg University of Education  (DE), Casa Corpului Didactic Cluj  (RO), European Physical Society (FR), Centre of Information Technologies and Learning Environments (RU), Shodor Foundation, National Resource for Computational Science Education (US)

Programme: CAPACITIES. SCIENCE IN SOCIETY. 7è Programa Marc. Science in Society (Ciencia en Sociedad)


Date: 2011-2013