Welcome to our resource page!
....Please note that our newsletters can be found in the news section!
INSTEM - State of the Art Report on IBL
A state of the art report based on an analysis of EC funded inquiry-based learning (IBSE) educational innovation including inquiry-based teaching, gender issues, science career information and on the exploitation of project knowledge beyond the lifetime of projects across the partnership nations.
Read full report in English.
INSTEM - Synthesis Report
This report is based on a review of documents supplied by 20+ of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education projects funded in FP7 and the LLP. The review is as comprehensive as possible but cannot be exhaustive, due to the continual proliferation of projects and documents. Its conclusions are set out below.
It is necessary to adopt a critical approach to project documentation because projects operate under constraints of language, presentation and timeframe relating to European Commission requirements. They conform to the requirements of calls for proposals and the resulting “descriptions of work” or “technical annexes” for specific projects. Thus, reports do not always convey the day-to-day reality of how projects operate.
3rd Conference Report
From June 17th to 18th Freiburg (Breisgau, Germany) was host to the third international INSTEM conference. 95 participants representing various fields of education came together to share knowledge and experience gained in educational projects....
2nd Conference Report
The second INSTEM conference was a three-day event that took place on March 25-27, 2014, in Halle (Saale), Germany. It was organized by the INSTEM partners at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle as well as the project coordinator, University of Education Freiburg, Germany.
1st Conference Report
The first INSTEM conference was held in Amsterdam on March 19-20, 2013. It was organized by the project coordinator, University of Education Freiburg, Germany. The conference agenda was developed during the first consortium meeting in Innsbruck. In addition a Skype conference involving the work package leaders was organized by the coordinator for the same purpose on February 25th, 2013.
INSTEM Dissemination Strategy
Clilck here to open PDF!
INSTEM Second Annual Report
This report is based on the work in the national groups and will inform on the current state of the art of educational innovation in the partner regions. It will also present comparative case studies on methods for exploiting project results as suggested by the different countries.
INSTEM Third Annual Report
This third annual report pulls together the thinking within the INSTEM consortium that has developed over the lifetime of the project. During this time the advent of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as a theme within Horizon 2020 has involved a shift in the way that European funded projects have been seen in terms of their impact on both policy and practice.
INSTEM has focused on enquiry-based learning as a vehicle for changes within schools and education systems primarily through teacher professional development, however at its core is the changing of practices required to put the individual learner at the centre of maths and science education.
WP3 Discussion Paper
National Workshop Austria
The Austrian INSTEM Workshop was held at the Vienna Museum of Technology Technisches Museum, Austria.
National Workshop Turkey
The Turkish INSTEM National Workshop on the impact and dissemination of projects was held together with the National Advisory Board meeting for MASCIL at Hecettepe University (Ankara) on October 22, 2013.
National Workshops UK
There were two workshops held in the UK (Exeter and London). Click here to open the report on the second workshop in Exeter, the poster of the second workshop or the poster of the first workshop held in London.
National Workshop Norway
The Norwegian workshop on the impact and dissemination of science education was held in Trondheim January 20th, 2014.
National Workshop Ireland
A one day workshop was held in November 2013 with key Irish stakeholders in STEM education and in addition 1:1 communication was also carried with key stakeholders as part of this INSTEM project.
National Workshop Italy
The first Italian national workshop on the impact and dissemination of science education reasearch and development programmes was held in Naples on Dec. 12,2013.
Researchers in science education, expert teachers, a museum pracitioner and a school principal participated.
National Workshop Romania
The Romanian meetings took place on various days, at five different locations:
- Ramnicu Valcea: Happy Kids kindergarten
- Pitesti: Mechanics Vocational High school
- Pitesti: Electronics Vocational High school
- Galati: Middle School No. 3
- Galati: Theoretical High School “Al. I. Cuza”
The locations were selected in order to interact with various members of the educational community, having different backgrounds, interests, expertise and interests. Click here to open report or poster!
National Workshop Germany
”MINT Forum Mitteldeutschland”: MINT is the German STEM acronym and stands for Mathematik, Informatik (computer science), Natural Science, Technology. The German workshop was held in November 2013. Click here to open report or poster!
National Workshop Greece
The national workshop aimed at presenting innovative science education approaches and practices to school actors, engaging them in a discussion process on how the results and experiences from previous projects could be disseminated and exploited by relevant STEM stakeholders (educators, school counsellors, policy makers). Click here to open report or poster!
- INQUIRE Case Study, Austria
- Traces Case Study, Italy
- INSTEM Case Study, Ireland
- Stencil Case Study, Greece
- Fibonacci National Case Study, Romania
- S-Team Case Study, Norway
- INSTEM Case Study, UK
- INSTEM National Case Study, Turkey
- SINUS Case Study, Germany
...an online discussion and information platform at NTNU.no - Open WIKI!
Our leaflet is available in the following languages: