During the term of the project (2014–2017), PARRISE intends to contribute to the development of a scientifically educated society, whose citizens participate in research and innovation processes (Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI). It is hoped that this will succeed by the application of two educational approaches, which are often taught independently of one another in schools: Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) and Socio-Scientific Issues-Based Learning (SSI). This integrative approach is called Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning (SSIBL).

PARRISE aims to develop materials, tools, and in- and pre-service professionalization courses for Natural Science teachers, based on the SSIBL approach and on the established best practice of the project partners. Tried and tested practices will be reflected with a view to the RRI approach, and will be developed further by an international “community of learners”, which has already integrated RRI into its teaching and learning processes. Accordingly, a multidisciplinary team as well as network activities between teachers, teacher trainers and educational researchers will be developed. As one of 18 project partners, the IUS will contribute to the development of teaching materials and the professionalization of teachers.

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Survey and analysis of the fields of work, responsibilities, professional qualifications, as well as communication formats and networks of the subject-specific state working groups for secondary academic schools (AHS), state coordinators for the school leaving examination (BLK), BIST coordinators and SQA coordinators. Data is collected through questionnaires and telephone interviews.

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