To ensure the proper preparation for the training course the website will act as a main hub of communication and for sharing and distributing preparatory material with the participants. Through this website the participants will have access to all materials necessary for their preparation (suggested reading, relevant websites, guidelines etc) and a common workspace for uploading and downloading educational materials. Moreover, all the information regarding the training course such as the course description, the daily programme, travelling and accommodation guidelines will also be accessible through the website.
Participants will familiarize themselves with the training topics as well as the course methodology by accessing the relevant resources, materials and tools. Based on their interests they will be invited to participate into one of the working groups each of which will have a different main topic of focus.
To prepare for the training course they will be asked to complete a set of tasks:
- read the educational materials provided about learning-design and inquiry-based science education
- choose at least one on-line science laboratory from the provided list and reflect on how it could be deployed in teaching a specific subject in their school classroom
- develop a simple educational activity based on their ideas which will include the use of the online lab(s) they chose and an inquiry-based methodology template that will be provided
- upload the educational activity they have prepared on the course common workspace prior to the course
The educational activities will be discussed in detail during the course and they will be further developed. To better support the participants in their preparation, the organizers will organize online Q&A sessions through the Go-Lab tutoring plarform.