Projects

ACE

Bodmin College worked with the Marine Biology Association (MBA) and applied for a Royal Society partnership grant to purchase an inverted microscope and allow students to work on long term investigations with the mentoring of a professional scientist.

BodProj

Working on a funding source called ‘Linkedup’ the college developed this project which aimed to increase the number of students choosing to study triple science and MFL. The rationale was to take students into university and carry out workshops with university students and think about career pathways.

COMPASS

COMPASS is an EU funded project of the LifeLongLearning Program. Its chief aim is to spark the interest for mathematics and science in students. It aims to support teachers to develop lessons that connect science and mathematics with each other and most crucially with the lives of their students.

Creative Little Scientists

Creative Little Scientists is an FP7 research project (2011-2014) which aims to bring together creativity and science and mathematics in preschool and the first years of primary education (until the age of eight). It has provided a clear picture of existing and possible practices, as well as their implications and the related opportunities and challenges. Based on these insights, the project has also proposed guidelines, curricula and exemplary materials for relevant teacher training in various European contexts.

Discover! / Descopera!

During the last two years, CSET has coordinated a national project called “Inquiry-based science education for elementary and middle school teachers - Discover!”. It was funded by Structural Funds and focused on science teacher training at primary and secondary school level.

Energy Bits

The EU commissioned Brook Lapping Productions to make a series of programmes about sustainable living/energy. The ambition was to promote a greater understanding of sustainable energy in 14-18 year olds with an aim to nudge behaviour change, and to show how future job opportunities can be linked to the sustainable energy sector.

ESTABLISH

The objective of ESTABLISH is the dissemination and use of an inquiry-based teaching method for science with second level students (age 12-18 years) on a large scale in Europe by creating authentic learning environments, involving all stakeholders to drive change in the classroom.

Fibonacci

Launched in 2010 the project “Fibonacci “ tries to disseminate inquiry-based science and mathematics education (IBSME) in Europe through the tutoring of institutions in progress (universities, teachers training centres, research institutions, etc.), by institutions with high recognition in science education.”

i-BEST

(Inquiry-Based Education in Science and Technology)
The project addresses various aspects of science teaching in order to have a long term impact. It aims to be a source of training for both teachers and pupils, so that they can develop their own research projects e.g. monitoring weather, environmental changes, noise, water quality, effects of UV radiation. This approach is a method of study in science and a means of informing the communities of teachers and students.

INQUIRE

INQUIRE is a three year project on inquiry based science education outside of the classroom with the aim of promoting IBSE (Inquiry Based Science Education). The INQUIRE training courses enable teachers and botanic garden educators to offer their pupils real life science learning outside the classroom, using resources like botanic gardens.

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