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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Inquiry-based science learning in the context of a continuing professional development program for biology teachers.

Participants in the publication
Maria Amélia Martins-Loução (Author)
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
Gisela Gaio-Oliveira (Author)
CIÊNCIA VIVA - AGÊNCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTÍFICA E TECNOLÓGICA
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
Ana Raquel Barata (Author)
MUSEUS DA POLITÉCNICA DA UL
Nuno Carvalho (Author)
CIÊNCIA VIVA - AGÊNCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTÍFICA E TECNOLÓGICA

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
The purpose of this study was to examine if teachers who participated in a continuous professional development (CPD) programme were able to develop an understanding of inquiry-based science education (IBSE). The CPD programme was designed to IBSE in both formal and informal, Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) contexts, to discuss its role as a tool to improve pedagogic practises in science teaching and to explore the application of the method in teaching biodiversity and climate change. A qualitative design using pre- and post-programme questionnaires was used to investigate teachers’ understanding and classroom implementation of inquiry. Evolution of teachers’ practises were also evaluated during the different steps of CPD course and served as a checking and a remind of what is really an authentic scientific inquiry. The results of two-year inde- pendent courses suggest that the CPD programme appeared beneficial in resolving teaching misconceptions about IBSE. Teachers were able to experience, evaluate and reflect on their own practise. At the end, they developed new approaches to apply scientific inquiry while teaching bio- diversity and climate change in the context of their own classrooms.

Editor(s)
Mark Winterbottom

Date of Publication
2019-04-20

Institution
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Where published
Taylor and Francis

Publication Identifiers
eISSN - 2157-6009

Address
5 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG

Organizers
Royal Society of Biology

Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group

Collection
Journal Biological Education

Edition
24 April

Starting page
497
Last page
513

Document Identifiers
URL - doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2019.1609566

Keywords
Inquiry Science education learning outside classroom biodiversity climate change

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Maria Amélia Martins-Loução, Gisela Gaio-Oliveira, Ana Raquel Barata, Nuno Carvalho, (2019). Inquiry-based science learning in the context of a continuing professional development program for biology teachers.. Taylor and Francis, 497-513. doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2019.1609566

IEEE
Maria Amélia Martins-Loução, Gisela Gaio-Oliveira, Ana Raquel Barata, Nuno Carvalho, "Inquiry-based science learning in the context of a continuing professional development program for biology teachers." in Taylor and Francis, pp. 497-513, 2019.

BIBTEX
@article{47860, author = {Maria Amélia Martins-Loução and Gisela Gaio-Oliveira and Ana Raquel Barata and Nuno Carvalho}, title = {Inquiry-based science learning in the context of a continuing professional development program for biology teachers.}, journal = {Taylor and Francis}, year = 2019, pages = { 497-513}, }