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PLATON - Inquiry Under the Microscope

About This Course

In this mini-MOOC you will see an introduction to Inquiry-based Learning and how your students can benefit from it.


Basic computer skills

Course Staff

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Tsourlidaki Eleftheria

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki has graduated from the physics department of the University of Crete where she specialized in computational physics. In 2008 she got her master degree in Astrophysics and Mechanics from the physics department of the University of Athens. Her research is focused on the improvement of the educational procedure by implementing new technologies and achieving maximum interaction between students. She has been working in the "Research and Development" department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since January 2010 and her main activity is designing educational scenarios based on using new technologies as well as, training school teachers in using new technologies.


Promoting innovative Learning Approaches for the Teaching Of Natural science

PLATON aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on interdisciplinary and inquiry learning as well as the collaboration between teachers of the same school unit. This way the project will strengthen the profile of the teaching profession by providing teachers with the necessary training that will allow them to master the use of inquiry learning in their everyday teaching and the necessary tools for involving their students in interdisciplinary activities where meaningful learning occurs as they consciously and explicitly link their new knowledge to an existing knowledge structure.