Inquiry based science education (IBSE) by Liceo Fabio Filzi

The project was a blend of different methods and each of this has been used in different situations, both formal as well informal situations. As we know, this particular blend has not been reported in other projects before. Each single methods is used every day in several context by different institutions.

Target group

Beneficiaries: Teachers, students and informal science education

The age range of the beneficiaries:

    Under 12 years old, 12-17 years old, 18-24 years old

Impact achieved

a. Building dialogue between research and society
It has been the opportunity to work together and collaborate

c. Creating positive impact in society
It has engaged people thanks to the crowdfunding campaing

Number of beneficiaries who have learnt the method through the project: 20 students

Measurement tool: Through Informal survey and assessment questionnaire

This is a Scie-Citizen Smart Practice

This project links society and science because “It involves school, society and scientific community”

Participants are involved in applying the method in their community/peer group since “there is a direct engagement in every phase of the project: planning, organisation, development, spreading.”

Achieved potential to fullfill Scie-Citizen project smart practice:

Technical table:

First time the method has been appliedThere’s not a specific time of starting, but there are similar experiences (not in scientific context)
Times the method has been iteratedOnly once
Duration of the implementation process for each application of the method3 years
Geographical coverage of the method: What’s the context you can apply the method?International
Is there any other organisation applying or adapting the method?Yes
Can you describe shortly how other organisations might adapt or have already adapted the method?Each single methods is used every day in several context by different institutions.
In which sectors is this method applicable?Governmental, non-governmental and private
What are the goals you achieve with the method?Enterprise, inquired education, travel, field based education
How many scientists/researchers you need to perform the method? What is their role?
How many non-scientists/researchers you need to perform the method? What is their role?
How long has it take to have first results/ effects noticeable?3 years
How would you define the process of your project?Bottom–up
How does the documentation of the results look like?Publications / film documentary of the project / storytelling online
What makes your project innovative?Long time duration
The blend of scientific research and travel
How have you promoted/do you promote your project?We have promoted the project on the Web and through a Film documentary
What are the strengths of your project?– Students engagement
– Research
– Participation of the society
What are the weaknesses of your project?– Long time investment
– Burocracy
What are the opportunities you can see for your project?– New channels school /scientific research
– New partnership between school and local institutions
– New partnership between different schools
– Future studies
What are the threats you can see for your project?None
Tell us a success story/anecdote related to your projectAfter the project, one of the students applied on a European ban and she won a studying period in Iceland.

Suggestion, recommendation, feedback?

1) Difficulty in quantifying the method
2) Difficulty in finding a common method
3) The quantitative approach doesn’t provide additional elements to the research.
4) The approach can’t be quantitative because the method is based on relationship between people