Since 2003

IAP Science Education Programme

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Overview

IAP seeks to reform and develop science education on a global scale, especially in primary and secondary schools, with a pedagogy based on inquiry (Inquiry-based Science Education, IBSE).

IBSE provides opportunities for students to see how well their ideas work in authentic situations rather than in abstract discussions. Students build knowledge through testing ideas, discussing their understanding with teachers and their peers, and through interacting with scientific phenomena.

Practical activity, involving a direct contact with reality, is an essential ingredient of IBSE, as the hands-on approach, combined with a ‘minds-on’ engagement, helps to develop a better understanding of scientific concepts and, even more important, of the nature of scientific reasoning. IAP supports a global action towards IBSE development, in order to foster exchanges and communication between a number of national or regional pilot projects. IAP supports and encourages these projects with specific support and especially through the involvement of its academy members.

The IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) is led by a Global Council of experts chaired by Wafa Skalli (Morocco), which defines and implements the annual activities of the SEP on global and regional scales.

An overview of the SEP activities implemented from 2001-2007 can be found HERE and from 2008-2013 HERE.

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The 2012 Helsinki Conference on "Developing IBSE: the roles of assessment and the relationship with industry" was organized by the IAP Science Education Programme and attended by participants from more than 50 countries ...
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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) held in 2010 a Workshop in Pretoria on "Inquiry-Based Education for Girls, in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science, to provide a platform for the sharing of information on an innovative approach to teaching and learning. Follow the link to download the Report and Booklet ...
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Audio visual material and a full report has been produced by the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka, for school children, entitled "Science behind everyday life"
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The conference was convened to discuss the many issue involved in beginning or extending the use of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) in secondary school.
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