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EPS education projects: Inspiring Science Education

Inspiring Science Education [ISE] is a project funded by the European Commission under the CIP-ICT-PSP programme to encourage the use of eLearning tools for enhancing and fostering Inquiry Based Science Education [IBSE] in European schools.

The project, which started in April 2013 and will run until July 2016 with a multi-stakeholder partnership from 15 different European countries, including educational and training authorities, pedagogical experts, science research teams, museum educators, European associations and school networks, educational outreach experts, teachers’ communities, highly innovative ICT companies and eLearning solutions developers.


  • Design, plan the implementation and run large scale pilots to encourage and evaluate innovative use of existing eLearning tools and resources (e.g. interactive simulations, educational games, VR and AR applications, modeling and data analysis tools, eScience applications) for promoting IBSE in schools.
  • Reach 10,000 teachers and 100,000 students in 5,000 primary and secondary schools in 14 European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom) in the framework of the proposed activities.
  • Establish, organise and support a community of teachers that will act as leaders in producing meaningful change in contexts of teaching practices and will influence policy making.
  • The final goal of the Inspiring Science Education project is to make available to all European science teachers a common framework for the design, development, organisation and sharing of resources, methods and tools that promote teaching science by inquiry.

EPS involvement

  • The coordination of the integration of the project’s outcomes in the European Science Education Academy [ESEA] in the framework of the development of the community of people and organisation involved in the ISE project.
  • Raising awareness through dissemination activities.
  • The involvement of the EPS community and networks of teachers.

10,000 teachers and 100,000 students in 5,000 primary and secondary schools in 14 European countries

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