Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Also available in: bg es it lv pl ro sk en fb

Relevant initiatives

Homepage > Relevant initiatives


Title of Initiative / Project
Name of Organiser
University of Bayreuth
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
7th FP
Title of the project
The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching
University of Bayreuth
Project number
grant agreement no. 266624
Type of deliverables
Teaching Methodology, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Science
Language of the deliverable
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The objective of the project is to set the pathway toward a standard-based approach to teaching science by inquiry. The project aims to

- support the adoption of inquiry teaching by demonstrating ways to reduce the constrains presented by teachers and school organisations
- demonstrate and disseminate methods and exemplary cases of both effective introduction of inquiry to science classrooms and professional development programmes
- deliver a set of guidelines for the educational community to further explore and exploit the unique benefits of the proposed approach in science teaching.

In this way the project team aims to facilitate the development of communities of practitioners of inquiry that will enable teachers to learn from each other.
More Information
The PATHWAY project offers resources for inquiry based science teaching. The PATHWAY repository: offers access to school-based and research activities. The PATHWAY best practices: offer access to inquiry activities for schools, networking between schools and science centers, resources for teachers' professional development and a PATHWAY best practices book. The website also offers a booklet “The pathway to inquiry based science teaching” - (it is available in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian and Spanish).Another very useful resource is the teachers’ guidelines - (available in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian and Spanish).
Teachers’ Opinion
This initiative is one of the best initiatives identified in the project. It has a lot of resources to be directly used in the teaching practice. It has also resources for teachers to build their own activities in science teaching. A serious advantage of this practice is the fact that the resources are available in many languages, including Bulgarian, which makes them easily used. Another strong side of the project is that it has a quiz (also available in many languages) to define the typology of teachers and how they can best work with students.
Students’ Opinion
The project website has a lot of links to resources, video materials. But they are more to be used from teachers rather than students themselves.

Comments on this Relevant initiatives

In order to post a comment it is compulsory to be logged in.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.