PROFILES: Professional Reflection Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science
It is a project which is funded by the FP7 programme of the European Commission. The consortium includes 21 partner institutions from 19 different countries, and coordinated by the Division of Chemistry Education of Freie Universit?t Berlin.
The PROFILES project is divided into eight work packages (WP), and aims at disseminating Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE). To achieve this, the PROFILES partners are using and conducting innovative learning environments and programmes for the enhancement of teachers’ continuous professional development. Both supportive action strategies are supposed to raise the self-efficacy of science teachers to enable them to take ownership in more effective ways in science teaching, so as much students as possible should benefit from the PROFILES teaching modules and approaches. All participants involved in the PROFILES project are supported by stakeholders from different areas of society.
The PROFILES project started I December 2010, and will end in November 2014.
Links for further reading
- Hofstein, A., Katchevich, D., & Mamlok-Naaman, R. (2012). Teachers’ ownership: What is it and how is it developed? In: C. Bolte, J. Holbrook & F. Rauch (Eds). Inquiry-based Science Education in Europe: Reflections from the PROFILES Project (55-58). Berlin, Germany: Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt.
- Eilks, I., Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Rauch, F. (2012). Action research for innovations and continuous professional development (CPD) in science education. In: C. Bolte, J. Holbrook & F. Rauch (Eds). Inquiry-based Science Education in Europe: Reflections from the PROFILES Project (207-212). Berlin, Germany: Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt.
- C. Bolte1, S. Streller1, J. Holbrook, M. Rannikmae, R.l Mamlok Naaman, A. Hofstein, F. Rauch Profiles – Professional Reflection-Oriented Focus On Inquiry-Based Learning And Education Through Science