Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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A new model for inquiry based pre-service teacher education


The paper describes the development and evaluation of a curriculum unit in which 3 rd semester pre- service students in pairs developed and tried out a series of IBSE lessons in primary schools. The pre- service students were especially selected for a university-based course whereas until recently all primary teacher education was based in institutions for higher vocational education rather than in universities. With ample guidance from a science educator, scientist, a cooperating teacher and a school-based teacher educator the students were able to develop and teach successful lessons with IBSE features to elementary students who were not used to IBSE. Future development will be focused on achieving the same results with less manpower and on adapting the IBSE course to a regular non- university teacher education setting.


Herik, M van den, Damsma, W., Schaveling, I., Berg, E. van den (2012). A new model for inquiry based pre-service teacher education. EU Fibonacci conference on Inquiry Based Science & Mathematics Education: Bridging the gap between education research and practice,  Leicester, 25-27 April 2012 (~30).

Gepubliceerd door  Centre for Applied Research in Education 21 december 2012