Chain Reaction (CR) is a European project looking to recruit 10 teachers(2 teachers from 5 different schools) interested in enhancing approaches to Inquiry Based Science Education. All methodologies used are coherent with the revised science syllabus and the work is conducted as a community of practice that emphasises sharing ideas in a truly developmental process. The school is paid directly for your participation and everything is written up by the CR team in a folder that captures the learning for School Self Evaluation purposes. The work is based in EPI*STEM, the national centre for STEM education, located within the University of Limerick where we hold a national conference to decide on a team of students and teachers to represent Ireland at an international conference that will be held in Bulgaria. We recruit nationwide, travel expenses are met and hotels are offered for overnight stays where needed.
The ideal class to do this with is TY but we have worked with 1st years in the past. Previous teachers have reported on this as a very enjoyable experience and as a significant professional development opportunity. If this is something you think you might be interested in or if you would like more information please give John O’Reilly a call on (087) 2201305. For further information you can also visit the following websites www.chreact.eu or www.ul.ie/chainreaction.