PLATON aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training programme which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on: - promoting student-centred teaching approaches like the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach so as to better facilitate the teachers in addressing underachievement in basics skills of math, science and literacy as well as improving effectively students’ problem solving skills; - fostering collaboration between teachers of different science disciplines thus promoting a more holistic interdisciplinary approach for teaching science in schools based on innovative teaching methods like the ‘Big Ideas of Science’ (BIS); - support the use of online educational tools (like online science and math labs, game-based applications, e-tools that facilitate the teaching and learning process) through well-structured educational activities, thus supporting teachers in modernizing their teaching skills and bringing them up to speed with students’ needs and interests. Altogether, the PLATON teachers’ training programme will strengthen the profile of the teaching profession by supporting the meaningful collaboration between teachers and by enhancing their current teaching practices, making them more effective and better tailored to the needs of students.
|Short title||Natural Sciences learning and teaching innovations|
|Effective start/end date||01/10/2016 → 30/09/2017|