Inquiry-Based Science Education Resources
Inquiry-Based Science Education (or IBSE) is a form of science education that gives the student the opportunity to explore a subject/topic through hands-on activities, investigation and posing of questions. It is designed to reflect how students actually learn, and engages students in the process of scientific inquiry. Increasingly it is seen as key to developing their scientific literacy, enhancing their understanding of scientific concepts and heightening their appreciation of how science works.
This technique was successfully used during the INQUIRE project, with partner gardens as well as school teachers, trained in this technique. The project produced a range of resources that are available to download below:
INQUIRE Final ReportPublic Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE Course ManualPublic Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE PRACTITIONER MANUALPublic Engagement / Publication / English
The INQUIRE lesson plansPublic Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE Quality Management reportPublic Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE Dissemination summary (compressed)Public Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE - External evaluation reportPublic Engagement / Publication / English
INQUIRE - Ethical guidelinesPublic Engagement / Publication / English
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