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Professional Reflection-Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science

Materials: 1st Int. PROFILES Conference 2012

1st  Mon 24/09/12

Presenters and Title of the Presentation

Keynote 1.a


Peter Gray – Norwegian University of Science & Technology Trondheim (Norway)

Inquiry Based Science Education in Europe: Setting the Horizon 2020 Agenda for Educational Research?



Keynote 1.b

Ilmārs Rikmanis (Latvia)

A Teacher’s views on Inquiry Based Science Education




Claus Bolte - FUB (Germany) and Jack Holbrook - ICASE (UK)

Introduction into PROFILES and the Philosophy of the Project (incl. discussion)



Theresa Schulte – Claus Bolte – FUB (Germany)

European Stakeholders and other Experts Views on IBSE (incl. discussion)

Keynote 2.a


Shirley Simon – Institute of Education, University of London (UK)

Effective Continuous Professional Development in Science Education

Keynote 2.b

Funda Tunaboylu and Simge Akpullukcu (Turkey)

Being a PROFILES Teacher: A Teacher’s view on Teacher Training and Continuous Professional Development



Jack Holbrook and Miia Rannikmae – University of Tartu (Estonia)

Innovative Inquiry based Science Learning Environments in the Framework of PROFILES


2nd  Tue. 25/09/12

Presenters and Title of the Presentation



Avi Hofstein and Rachel Mamlok Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Teacher Continuous Professional Development

Teachers’ Ownership: What is it and how is it Developed?

Introduction into the PROFILES Workshops with Special Emphasis on topics/special issues such as …

Intro WS1

Declan Kennedy – University College Cork (Ireland)

Working towards a common language for PROFILES modules

Intro WS2

Bulent Cavas, Yasemin Ozdem and Pinar Cavas– Dokuz Eylul University  (Turkey)

The Use of Robotics in Science Education

Intro WS3

Sirpa Kärkkäinen, Anu Hartikainen-Ahia, Tuula Keinonen and Kari Sormunen– University of Eastern Finland

Social software in primary teacher education – collaborative learning with ICT in science education

Intro WS4

Avi Hofstein & Dvora Katchevich – Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Dace Namsone – University of Latvia (Latvia) and Franz Rauch –University of Klagenfurt (Austria)

Teachers' Ownership: What is it and How it is Developed?

Intro WS5

Peter Labudde – Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Switzerland)

Science-Technology-Society (STS):- Challenges and Chances

Intro WS6

Jack Holbrook – ICASE (UK) and Miia Rannikmae – University of Tartu (Estonia)

PROFILES Modules of Best Practice

Intro WS7

Thomas Mühlenhoff and Vincent Schneider – Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

Analyzing PROFILES data using the R-Commander

Intro WS8

Ingo Eilks – University of Bremen (Germany) Rachel Mamlok-Naaman – Weizmann-Institute of Science (Israel), & Franz Rauch – Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

Action Research for Innovations and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Science Education

Intro WS9

Josef Trna – Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic)

IBSE Experiments

Intro WS10

Gabriel Gorghiu – Valahia University Targoviste (Romania) and Eleni Kyza – Cyprus University of Technology

WebQuest Projects: Inquiry-Oriented Projects Suitable for Science Education


3rd  Wed 26/09/12

Presenters and Title of the Presentation

Keynote 3.a


Olaf Köller - Kiel, Germany

Towards Relevance, Students (Intrinsic) Motivation, Learning Outcomes and Student Gains

Keynote 3.b

Chrystalla Lymbouridou (Cyprus)

Student´s (intrinsic) Motivation, Learning Outcomes and Gains



Franz Rauch – University of Klagenfurt (Austria)

How to Involve Stakeholders in IBSE Networks (incl. discussion)

Critical Friend

Wolfgang Gräber - IPN Kiel, Germany

PROFILES: Some Ideas and Comments

Critical Friend

Peter Childs - University of Limerick, Ireland

Reflections on Advancement and Problems to Realize IBSE on a large Scale


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