The objective of ESTABLISH is to support and extend the use of inquiry as a teaching methodology for Science at secondary school level across Europe. Uniquely ESTABLISH aims to create authentic learning environments, by involving all stakeholders in Science and Education to make this change happen in the classroom. Working with these stakeholders, the ESTABLISH members have developed a number of Teaching and Learning Units which serves as examples of inquiry based approach to science education.
The ESTABLISH Teaching and Learning Units conform to the ESTABLISH definition of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and link to real world and industrial applications. They aim to inspire teachers, provide guidance to help them apply IBSE in their classroom practice and stimulate them to generate their own IBSE teaching materials.
Each ESTABLISH Unit focuses on a particular scientific topic and consists of teacher information, learning activities and classroom materials.