Monday, September 23, 2013

Outdoor activities while answering the guide questions.
Twelve Science teachers from Commonwealth Elementary School attended a three-day seminar-workshop titled “Development of Inquiry-Based Science Activities” on 23-25 October 2012. Two teachers from each grade level starting from Grade I attended.

During the seminar-workshop, the teachers first shared how they conduct Science classes, then they examined sample Science activities, before discussing the features that would make an activity inquiry-based.

Subsequently, there were two modeling sessions and a demonstration conducted by Mr. Koji Hase of the Embassy of Japan showing attractive and appealing setups that engage pupils’ interest and encourage them to ask questions.

Prior to the workshop session, the teachers reviewed the literature on inquiry-based science activities through a Powerpoint presentation. For the workshop, they worked in pairs, coming up with one inquiry-based science activity per pair.

The culminating session was the presentation of outputs followed by peer critiquing. NISMED Director Dr. Soledad A. Ulep distributed the certificates.