Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning

This book examines the implementation of inquiry-based approaches in science teaching and learning. It explores the ways that those approaches could be promoted across various contexts in Europe through initial teacher preparation, induction programmes an

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Olia E. Tsivitanidou · Peter Gray  Eliza Rybska · Loucas Louca  Costas P. Constantinou Editors

Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning

Contributions from Science Education Research Volume 5

Series Editor Robin Millar, University of York, UK

Editorial Board Costas P. Constantinou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Greece Justin Dillon, Exeter University, UK Reinders Duit, University of Kiel, Germany Doris Jorde, University of Oslo, Norway Dimitris Psillos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Andrée Tiberghien, University of Lyon II, France

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Olia E. Tsivitanidou • Peter Gray • Eliza Rybska Loucas Louca  •  Costas P. Constantinou Editors

Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning

Editors Olia E. Tsivitanidou Department of Educational Sciences University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus Eliza Rybska Department of Nature Education and Conservation Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland

Peter Gray Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway Loucas Louca Department of Education Sciences European University Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus

Costas P. Constantinou Department of Educational Sciences University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus

ISSN 2213-3623     ISSN 2213-3631 (electronic) Contributions from Science Education Research ISBN 978-3-319-91405-3    ISBN 978-3-319-91406-0 (eBook) Library of Congress Control Number: 2018946777 © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in any other physical way, and transmission or information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, service marks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. The publisher, the authors and the editors are safe to assume that the advice and information in this book are believed to be true and accurate at the date of publication. Neither the publisher nor the authors or the editors give a warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein or for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Printed on acid-free paper This Springer imprint is published by the registered company Springer International Publishing AG part of Springer Nature. The registered company address is: Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland