M Macario I-CLEEN

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Maddalena Macario: I-CLEEN - Enhancing an inquiry-based approach to Earth system sciences in Italian classrooms

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels

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M Macario I-CLEEN

  1. 1. <ul><li>Scientix European Conference - Bruxelles 6-8 May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>The I-CLEEN Project </li></ul><ul><li>(Inquiring on CLimate & ENergy) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing an inquiry-based approach to Earth System Science </li></ul><ul><li>in Italian classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>The I-CLEEN editorial staff and its coordinator Matteo Cattadori – </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by : Maddalena Macario - </li></ul><ul><li>10.4 - Sunday 8th May 2011 - Bruxelles (AT) </li></ul>www.icleen.museum
  2. 2. The state of art <ul><li>Statistical analysis on Italian teachers (Cavalli, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 6 teachers use passive teaching methods </li></ul><ul><li>As a consequence they need little support from the colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>6 out of 10 teachers do not plan or prepare in advance their lessons (mainly treating just content) </li></ul><ul><li>Training regards only the topics they need (at top level) </li></ul><ul><li>… and now? “ lonesome teacher ” situation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Life-cycle of an active lesson Resource collection first lesson plan feed-back for improvement first lesson run initial idea later versions later executions
  4. 4. The goals <ul><li>Providing a set of open RESOURCES created through collaborative methods (lab activities, videos, animations, IW lessons, etc.)  make the “life-cycle” shorter </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a DATABASE following international standards </li></ul><ul><li>Improving ICT POTENTIAL in the teaching-learning activity </li></ul>Resource collection Main user is the science teacher
  5. 5. <ul><li>FUNDED by the Natural Science Museum of Trento (MTSN) and the local School Department </li></ul><ul><li>STARTED in September 2008. ONLINE since December 2009 EDITORIAL STAFF : 5 science teachers (all with practice in different places across the country- 2 of them are PhD students in the University of Camerino - IT) working on line under the supervision of SCIENTIFIC REVIEWERS (MTSN, INGV, UNITN) </li></ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE HOUSE : YMIR srl - Trento SOFTWARE PLATFORM: Liferay </li></ul>General description of the project <ul><li>BACKGROUND and </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A resource repository MADE BY teachers and scientists ... </li></ul><ul><li>...on a SPECIFIC RANGE of science topics (Climate and Energy/Earth System Sciences)... </li></ul><ul><li>..following BPRACTICES (DLESE, LRE, OER), guidelines & handbooks (DESIRE, SPREAD), and STANDARDS (LOM, DCMI) under supervision of a local agency (INDIRE). </li></ul><ul><li>… elaborated from MULTIPLE SOURCES (teachers experiences, MTSN, NSTA, IODP) of different nature ( not only oriented towards ICT ) </li></ul><ul><li>! Resources are provided with one/some “ SUPPORT SHEETS ” structured using original templates (quality vs quantity) and published under Creative Commons license </li></ul>Characteristics of our service item
  7. 8. characteristics of our service <ul><li>“ A Worthy Experience ” is a contest awarding a cash prize to the teachers who design original practical educational experiences. These are reviewed by the editorial staff, which publishes them under the authors' own name, in accordance to the project format, and under a Creative Commons License; </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops and meetings are carried out with teachers (all over Italy) in order to illustrate the project and involve other figures, when required (editors, test-teachers, proof-readers, etc.). </li></ul>item
  8. 9. <ul><li>In the first 12 months: 20 VISITS per day (more than 7,000/yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 13k support-sheets DOWNLOADED (1.8 dwnlds/visitor) </li></ul><ul><li>Two current STUDIES of the University of Trento: usability/accessibility and effectiveness of the project </li></ul><ul><li>WINNER of the e-Learning Award 2010 (EU Schoolnet) </li></ul><ul><li>I-CLEEN has been INCLUDED in the following repositories: OPAL (Open Educational Quality Initiative) and SCIENTIX </li></ul><ul><li>We noticed that the teachers, who are involved in the project, have considerably increased their trust in the reliability of the ICT as effective tools to share and improve their work . ( project strenght ) </li></ul>results
  9. 10. <ul><li>Cavalli A., “Gli insegnanti nella scuola che cambia”, Società Editrice Il Mulino Studi e Ricerche, Bologna, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Hofman e Worsford “Selection criteria for Quality controlled information gateways” October, 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>DESIRE Information Gateways Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/desire/quality/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.desire.org/handbook/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SPreaD - Strateg ic Project Management Tool-Kit for Creating Digital Literacy Initiatives http://wiki.spread-digital-literacy.eu / </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core Metadata Initiative http:// dublincore.org /Draft Standard for Lear ning Object Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE 1484.12.1-2002 Institute of Electrical and El ectronics Engineers S tandards Association, New York </li></ul><ul><li>DLESE Digital Library for Earth System Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LRE Learning Resource Exchange for Schools http://lreforschools.eun.org/LRE-Portal/Index.iface </li></ul><ul><li>OER C ommons Open Educational Resources http://www.oercommons.org / </li></ul><ul><li>ODP Ocean Drilling Project http://www-odp.tamu.edu / </li></ul><ul><li>NSTA Nat ional Science Teaching Association / http://www.nsta .org / </li></ul><ul><li>Scientix The community for Science Education in Europe http://www.scientix.eu </li></ul><ul><li>OPAL. Open Education Quality In itiative http://opal.innovationpros.net </li></ul>References
  10. 11. [email_address] www.icleen.museum [email_address]

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