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EU-funded Fibonacci project

Improving science and math­e­matics educa­tion

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The aim of the EU-funded FIBONACCI project (´Large Scale Dissemination of Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Education´) was to help spread this teaching method throughout the European Union, in ways that fit in with national and local conditions.

Under FIBONACCI, 12 experienced continuing professional development institutions for science and mathematics education where inquiry-based learning has already been successfully established were each assigned the task of tutoring two additional teacher professional development organisations.

Led by the La main à la pâte programme (French Academy of science, Ecole normale supérieure of Paris), the project covered both the primary- and lower secondary-school levels. Initial surveys found that 42 percent of the teachers in these schools were novices in inquiry-based science and mathematics learning.

In total, the Fibonacci network involved 500 teacher educators, 5,900 teachers and their 300,000 students, supported by 63 centres in 31 countries.

FIBONACCI partners believe the spread of inquiry-based science and mathematics education to more schools will benefit teachers and pupils, European society and ultimately European competitiveness in the global knowledge economy.

The project now represents a blueprint for the transfer of more effective teaching methodologies. Project partners also produced new guidelines on topics related to inquiry-based science and mathematics education and made concrete steps towards local implementation.

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