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IncluSMe Module 4 – Socio-scientific issues (SSI)

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This module encompasses a series of activities for pre-service primary or secondary teachers and aims to provide them with opportunities to experience and reflect on the potential of socio-scientific issues (SSI) as an appropriate pedagogical approach in culturally diverse classrooms. It offers a set of initial teacher education activities grouped into three different tasks, each focusing on a particular role: teachers as reflective learners, teachers as SSI task designers, and teachers as reflective practitioners.

This module contains lecture notes, a lecture presentation, and worksheets.

Lecture notes
Lecture Presentation

About IncluSMe
This module is based on the work within the Erasmus+ project ‘Intercultural learning in mathematics and science initial teacher education’ (IncluSMe). Core to IncluSMe, which ran from  2016-2019, was the design and implementation of open access teaching modules. The project brought together 11 teams of higher education institutions for initial teacher education from across Europe and was lead and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Katja Maaß, International Centre for STEM education, University of Education Freiburg.

A total of 13 modules were developed to be used in higher education settings. Ready to use lecture presentations and accompanying notes for lecturers as well as worksheets for trainee teachers are part of every module.

Click here for other modules in this project.

The creation of these resources has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU under grant no. 2016-1-DEO1-KA2O3.OO291O. 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.
CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license is granted.
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Higher Education
Guiding Themes
Inquiry-based learning, Reallife Problems, Interdisciplinary Topics, Diversity
Guiding ideas /
Content-related competences
Primary, Lower Secondary,
MaSDiV Project - ICSE. Responsible for content: Prof. Dr. Katja Maass