Case Studies

  • Tuncay Şakir, Turkey

    "After the training, I realised I should be a guide for my students to help them construct scientific concepts for themselves. Adopting this new paradigm has made me feel much more comfortable in the classroom. I prepare a suitable environment or classroom atmosphere for my students to ask appropriate questions and find answers by themselves."

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  • Giovanna Giaquinta, Italy

    "I like to challenge the students to use critical observation and analytical thinking as well as considering alternative explanations. That way, students improve their ability to learn new methods and technologies."

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  • Seán Kelleher, Ireland

    "Participating in Amgen Teach has given me the opportunity to share with other professionals in a way that allows me to critically question how I teach, and to ask questions about how I can advance my IBSE skills in a friendly, positive environment."

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  • Joan Verdaguer-Codina, Spain

    "All the courses are very useful. I have already tested out two techniques that were covered in the training."

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  • Astrid Melicharek, Austria

    "With my first graders, I conducted an experiment where two ice cubes are put in the sun – one without any packaging and one covered with some black material. The question was which cube would melt faster. The students were very surprised by the results."

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  • Nihan Tokgöz, Turkey

    "IBSE changed the way I carry out experiments with my students. I started to make curriculum preparation such as creating concept maps, identifying big and supporting ideas as well as developing inquiry-based activities."

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  • Barbara Dix, Poland

    "Students are willing to engage in lessons if they can find something to experience, explore or perform an experiment on. They like to show their work on the big board for all to see and compare. They like the follow-up discussion, the problem solving and to understand why the experiment failed. I want to show them that science is around us every day. It is not confined to the laboratory and anyone can be a scientist".

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  • Simonetta Soro, Italy

    "Amgen Teach has given me the opportunity to apply IBSE approach with students at high school and in subjects I believed to be so far removed from an inquiry approach. I learnt there is always an opportunity to start class with an engage and research question. Inquiry is a dynamic approach to learn and explore the world. A teacher who uses IBSE is a teacher who is learning from his students and from his own class."

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  • John Loughlin, Ireland

    "Amgen Teach is a great initiative in promoting the importance of biochemical techniques amongst our young Biology students."

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  • Esperanza Moreno Guirado, Spain

    "This way of working with them is totally different from the traditional one. At the end of the process, the students feel very proud of their work and what they have achieved."

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