IES SALiS presentation at Final Conference, Tibilisi, August 27-31, 2012
The presentation the SALiS team from The Institute of Educational Sciences from Moldova presented at the SALiS Final Conference held in Tibilisi, 27-31 August, 2012
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Transcripts - IES SALiS presentation at Final Conference, Tibilisi, August 27-31, 2012
SALiS Project in the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES): experiences and implementation SALiS Final Conference Tibilisi, Georgia August, 28-31 , 2012
SALiS • 64.015EuroBudgetSpecial • 6649 EuroSources
IES MAIN GOAL: Promote and support contemporary scientific education by developing scientific knowledge competence of Science teachers from Moldova through continuous education courses ; thus contributing to effective implementation of science in schools.OBJECTIVES:-develop conceptual framework /base in accordance to SAliS philosophy;-develop teacher training theory and methodology through SALiS(curricula, guides, etc.);-provide conditions for scientific knowledge competence development withinteacher training course (equipping labs, staff training, etc.)-ensure effective SALiS project implementation and continuity.
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK The competence of scientific knowledge, as a general competence has been defined as follows:“an integral unit of student/teacher’s internalresources, common forPhysics, Bilogy, Chemistry subjects, focused onan interaction of:- dialectical reasoning,- epistemological thinking,-scientific language use, and-an adequate behaviour to solve significantpedagogically modelated situations.“
The scientific knowledge competence consists of the following specificcompetences which directly correlate with a certain scientific contentof Physics, Chemistry and Biology:
The formation of the scientific knowledge competence runs 4 stageswhich should be reflected in a didactic planning of each unit: fundamental internal knowledge knowledge functional external knowledge knowledge
Scientific Knowledge Competence Development: For a student/teacher to form the competence of scientific knowledge as a final acquisition it is necessary:- To master a set of fundamental knowledge depending on the problem to be solved;- To develop skills of applying this knowledge in concrete situations for a betterscientific understanding ; this way achieving their functionality;- To resolve different problem-solving situations; thus constructing their ownfunctional image of the knowledge; - To solve the significant daily problems in different contexts , by applying theirfinal acquision behaviour/attitudes; meaning competences.the students/teachers’ scientific education developed through the competenceof scientific knowledge should be based on a methodological support and reasoning through observation, experiment and deduction.
Developed Teacher TrainingTheory and Methodology 1) 3 SALiS Curricula for Continuous Education ofChemistry, Biology and Physics Teachers were developed andtranslated into English.The content covers:-conceptual referencesregarding epistemological, managerial, communicative, investigative, meta-cognitive competences of Science teachers;-management of training Curriculum content through 3modules (Psycho-pedagogy of Interactive Education;Axiology and Praxeology of Specialty Subject through SALiS;and IT Use and Implementation of Educational Software);-ideas about the process, contents and training activitiesacquisitions;-a set of methodological and assessment suggestions.
Developed Teacher Training Theory and Methodology2) Translated and published a Romanian version of “Low-CostTechniques in Science Classroom” guide developed by NicolePoppe, Silvija Markic, Ingo Eilks;3) Elaborated “Methodological Guide of the Implementation ofCurriculum for Continuous Education of Teachers ofBiology, Chemistry and Physics through thePerspective of SALiS Philosophy” and4) the guide “Evaluation of the ScientificKnowledge Competences of Teachers ofBiology, Physics and Chemistry based onSALiS conception”.
Developed TeacherTraining Theory and Methodology These documents will serve as a methodological support in teaching SALiS philosophy during Science teachers’ trainings as it argues conceptual dimensions of continuous development of the didactic staff from the perspective of SALiS concept and methodology of scientific knowledge competence development. They reflect: -the notion of teachers’ scientific knowledge competence; -the specific of teachers’ training curriculum; - the process of school curricula modernization; methodology of forming scientific knowledge competence; -active didactic strategies and technologies based on constructivist teaching-instruction process; -low-cost equipment in experimental research; -procedure of evaluating students/teachers’ scientific knowledge; -unit/lesson planning; and the interdisciplinary aspect in teaching.
3 Equipped SALiS Labs3 modern training labs of Chemistry, Biology and Physics wereequipped, where participants may develop their scientific knowledgecompetence due to innovative approaches to lab-workinstruction, such as: inquiry-type strategies, open lab tasks orcooperative learning in the lab environment.
January-June, 2012: trained 323 ScienceTeachers from MoldovaThe thematic content presented an instructive and applying character, which was delivered in form of seminars, workshops, case studies, and lab-experiments; thus contributing to developing professional competence of science specialists from the country.
Opened the Center of Didactic ExcellenceOn bases of SAliS labs was opened The Center of Didactic Excellence with the mission of developing educational software for teaching Science.
Presentations on SALiS issues at the Specialized Scientific Council, international conferences, local seminars and trainings 4 scientific Publishing articles in SALiS “UniversPedagogic Pro” Disse Newsletter for a largenewspaper and “Univers mina audience of didactic staff Pedagogic” scientific tion from the country journal Designing a web site on IES project’s activity www.proiecte- ise.md and continuously updating the information about SALiS.
Perspective view… Implementation Providing all Science in mass of SALiS teachers fromphilosophy through the country with the set teacher training of methodological courses guides developed within(~700 Science teacher SALiS project per year)
Thank You for Inspiration, Support and Collaboration!!! To Be Continued…