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Working Environment with Social and Personal Open Tools for inquiry
weSPOT is a new project supported by the European Commission launching on 1st of October 2012. weSPOT aims at propagating scientific inquiry as the approach for science learning and teaching in combination with today’s curricula and teaching practices. It lowers the threshold for linking everyday life with science teaching in schools by technology. weSPOT supports the meaningful contextualization of scientific concepts by relating them to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning. weSPOT addresses several challenges in the area of science learning and technology support for building personal conceptual knowledge. The project focuses on inquiry-based learning with a theoretically sound and technology supported personal inquiry approach. In inquiry based-learning learners take the role of an explorer and scientist and are motivated by their personal curiosity, guided by self-reflection, and develop knowledge personal and collaborative sense-making and reasoning. weSPOT will work on a meta-inquiry level in that it will (a) define a reference model for inquiry-based learning skills, (b) create a diagnostic instrument for measuring inquiry skills, and (c) implement a working environment that allows the easy linking of inquiry activities with school curricula and legacy systems.
- Dietrich Albert
- Michael Bedek
- Simone Kopeinik
- Bernd Prünster
- Paul Seitlinger
- Gudrun Wesiak
Partners: EU-Homepage – Participants
Graz Partner: Knowledge Technologies Institute, Graz University of Technology, Austria/Europe
Duration: 01.10.2012 – 30.09.2015 (36 months)
Funding: Supported by the 7th framework (Information and Communication Technologies) programme (FP7-ICT, STREP) of the European Commission. Grant No.: 318499
- Total Budget: € 3,738,930.00
- Total Funding: € 2,899,996.00
- CSS Budget: € 349,920.00