Case Studies

  • 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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  • Martha Femi, Austria

    "IBSE will definitely stimulate students to think and they will benefit from this playful approach in the long run."

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  • Ceyda Gök, Turkey

    "Amgen Teach made me feel more confident as a teacher. I now prepare the lessons in a different way by starting with questions for my students."

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  • Nicole Beutler, Italy

    "When we learned about aggregate conditions, we compared a snowman with a jacket and without. Using enveloped ice cubes, the students had had to find out what happened. They had a lot of fun and did not even realised that they were learning at the same time."

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  • Jonathan Keogh, Ireland

    "The energy stick is a simple inexpensive piece of kit, which I first came across in an Amgen Teach seminar earlier this year. It grabs people's attention straight away. When everyone in the group holds hands, the current flows, and the lights flash. It's a surprising discovery, especially with younger students."

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  • Fatima Rahmoun, France

    "Teachers need to use innovative strategies to keep them engaged. Even though I am experienced, I like IBSE training because it helps me understand my student' perspectives a little bit more. Every time, I work with a different group of teachers on inquiry-based activities. I am exposed to different aspects and see some my students' reactions in myself! This gives me valuable insights about how to best support and motivate them."

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