Formålet med dette projekt er at udvikle en dansk variant af IBSE-didaktikken til implementering i natur/teknik i folkeskolen. Projektet er et samarbejde mellem Naturvidenskabernes Hus, VIA University College, Aalborg Universitet og tre folkeskoler i Region Midtjylland. I tilknytning til udviklingsprojektet indgår Naturvidenskabernes Hus, VIA UC og Aalborg Universitet som et kompetenceudviklingscenter i Fibonacci-projektet. Fibonacci-projektet er et europæisk projekt der har til formål at formidle viden om IBSE-didaktikken for ressourcecentre til kompetenceudviklingscentre.
VIA University College and House of Science collaborate about implementing IBSME in schools at primary and lower-secondary levels through school development projects as our main activity. The characteristics of school development projects are that many teachers and the school-principal takes part in the project. Collaboration with schools will be established through partnerships. In a partnership activities are co-financed, and there has to be a negotiation about what the outcome of the development project should be for all partners. Partnerships might involve private enterprises as third parties. We plan to involve private enterprises in school development projects, and ask them to contribute to developing science and math teaching though inquiry. This might involve that classes visit companies as part of their teaching-learning experience. Designing school development projects involves five main activities:
- A. Initial contact to schools that might be interested
- B. Negotiating the overall objectives of the development project
- C. Planning and implementing IBSE in the teaching practice
- D. Evaluating the process and outcome
- E. Negotiating and planning how to ensure continuation of IBSE after the development process is terminated
In phase one we implement IBSME in three schools.
In phase two we plan to implement IBSME in 10-20 schools.
In phase three we will dissiminate IBSME in 30-50 schools.