ICSE (International Centre for STEM Education) is an internationally connected research centre that is located at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. The ultimate aim of ICSE is to help improve STEM education across Europe through practice-related research and its transfer into practice.

The work of ICSE and its partners focuses on the following six areas: inquiry based learning, connections to the world of work, real-life contexts, interdisciplinary STEM teaching, diversity in classrooms and gender aspects in STEM teaching.

In order to support an implementation of these elements in STEM teaching, three aspects are central to ICSE: practice-related research, working on the national as well as international level and cooperating with key actors from the field of STEM education.

Environmental Socio-Scientific Issues in Initial Teacher Education

Welcome to ENSITE

ENSITE (2019-2022) is an Erasmus+ project supporting the development of future science and maths teachers’ environmental citizenship and related teaching competences.

We face severe global environmental challenges such as climate change, plastic waste and loss of biodiversity. To develop sustainable solutions for these challenges, people need skills to deal with them. We need not only profound scientific know-how, but also transversal skills such as critical thinking, creativity, responsible citizenship competences and a forward-perspective.

ENSITE supports this endeavour. Researchers from 11 European countries work closely together to develop an innovative approach which aims at improving higher education by including environmental socio-scientific issues in science initial teacher education.

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The creation of these resources has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under grant no. 2019-1-DE01-KA203-005046. Neither the European Union/European Commission nor the project’s national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

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