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SCIENCE-TEACHER EDUCATION ADVANCED METHODS.

Welcome to the S-TEAM website and wiki, now open to everyone interested in science education, teaching and inquiry based methods.

New: national workshops information from Doris and Matthias

New! espace francais!

Month one milestones completed: Startup meeting, first general assembly and management board meetings, website open for business, digital repository set up. ~For Report, click  here.

New reporting procedures for deliverables - click here!

The site is continually being updated, and now features individual photos!

Picture is the Sombrero Galaxy, coutesy of the Hubble Space telescope, & FoxNews

For contact details, click here

The project is coordinated by Professor Geir Karlsen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): http://www.ntnu.no
Enquiries to Peter Gray, S-TEAM project manager
graypb@gmail.com
information about startup meeting

 S-TEAM is a Seventh Framework Programme Science-in-Society project, funded by the EU,  which aims to disseminate inquiry-based science teaching methods to the widest possible range of teachers and teacher educators across Europe and associated countries.

The three main objectives of the S-TEAM Project are:
® To improve motivation, learning and pupil attitudes in European science education, resulting in
o increased scientific literacy and
o recruitment to science-based careers, by:
® Enabling large numbers of teachers to adopt inquiry-based and other proven methods for more effective science teaching by:
® Supporting teachers by providing training in, and access to,  innovative methods and research-based knowledge.

These objectives can be summarised as pupil engagement, teacher empowerment and teacher education. S-TEAM recognises that these objectives cannot be imposed on national systems, which in any case is not part of the EU role, but must be implemented through existing structures, agencies and actors.

S-TEAM also has some numerical objectives.

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