University of South Bohemia (USB, Czech Republic) WP6 of the S-TEAM project. USB will produce a training module based on the science-centred competitions ( The B iological Olympiad). WP6. to get a collection of useful tasks for science education on the basis of competition tasks
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University of South Bohemia
(USB, Czech Republic)
WP6 of the S-TEAM project
USB will produce a training module based on the science-centred competitions (The Biological Olympiad)
to get a collection of useful tasks for science education on the basis of competition tasks
to get data about students´ motivation towards science competitions (BiO)
to produce training courses on the basis of above mentioned resources
to disseminate the findings and the training package via summer school or via alternative projects
(1) Pre-service teacher training
seminar – duration of one semester –14 lessons
the teacher training for primary school (ISCED 2) teachers in biology
the study programme Nature and Environmental Education.
(2) In-service teacher training
one day seminar for teachers with potential to disseminate the training package
(3) national level
summer school in September 2010 – for professors and lecturers from other universities
Note: the training package on the level (2) will be realized in consequence of courses on the level (3).
The competition tasks are
developed by experts
laboratory tasks are very useful.
tasks are, in fact, tested or validated
there is a methodical support
it is possible to collect data about the students’ motivation to engage in science-centred competition (Biology Olympiad) and about development of their interest in science
the data can be useful in teacher education.
There are two ways of acquiring the data
students’ motivation and interest in science
analysis of competition tasks and the possibility of their use in IBSTE
screening step - interviewing students in their schools and asking them about their motives for prospective participation in the BiO - the interviews will be recorded and analyzed using a grounded theory paradigm
second step- gaining in-depth information about the development of student motivation and interest
case study of selected theoretical or practical tasks
theanalysis of teachers’ needs in implementation of science/biology competitions such as BiO in science education via IBST/E
the study how science competitions improve student motivation in science.
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