3D Interdisciplinary Map of Science Ideas

The 3D Interdisciplinary Map of Science Ideas is a very useful tool when it comes to creating an interdisciplinary team in the school. It was created from the revision of the curricula of six different European countries (Portugal, United Kingdom, Finland, Cyprus, Greece and Spain) and it brings an intuitive way of making connections between the topics from different disciplines. In short, it introduces the concept of Small Idea of Science (curricula topics), Big Ideas of Science (8 ideas that aggregate all the fundamental concepts of Science education) and the Intermediate Ideas of Science (created to establish the connection between the first two.

Learn more about this tool / Download the 3D Map user's Guide /Download the printable version


 

3D Interdisciplinary Map of Science Ideas

The Big Ideas of Science (BIS) are a set of cross-cutting concepts that to their total describe our world. They act as the knowledge structure which teachers and students can use as a reference point to establish underlying connections between facts and phenomena coming from different disciplines (whose connection may not be necessarily apparent to students at first), between each other and to everyday life.

The Big Ideas of Science set used in PLATON and referenced to in IDiverSE were originally designed by Ellinogermaniki Agogi and Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia under the Go-Lab project and are currently also used in the Go-Lab platform.

Learn more about the Big Ideas of Science / Download the BIS here 


 

Inquiry Under the Microscope toolkit

Teachers often claim that they want to implement Inquiry in their practice but don't really know how to begin or feel that it is just to difficult. The Inquiry Under the Microscope toolkit created in the framework of the project PLATON comes to solve this problem. It present Inquiry as a set of 9 components that can be integrated one by one in the teacher's practice, progressively and as a series of small steps.  Teachers only need to focus on one part at a time and before they know it, they became experienced in Inquiry!

Learn more about this tool / Download the Inquiry Under the Microscope user's guide / Download the printable version

This tool is under review by the IDiverSE team and will be adapted to the project. Coming soon


 

Deep-learning assessment toolkit

Innovative learning methodologies require innovative assessment methods. The PLATON deep-learning assessment toolkit is a set of tools and tips that give you the chance of assessing your students' deep-learning (meaningful understanding of new concepts, relating them to previous knowledge and daily life events and being able to transfer it to new situations), while at the same time providing them constant feedback about their learning process and skill development. It also provides students with ways of self-and peer assessment.

These tools are being adapted to IDiverSE and will be integrated in all the IDiverSE activities.

Access the deep-learning assessment toolkit / Download the toolkit user's guide


 

Collaborative data-collection

Globallab is a collaborative data collection tool that allows students from all over the world to work on the same question, collect the same type of data and then analyse it. It promotes communication and collaboration between teachers, students and citizens in general who wish to participate on the existing projects.

All the IDiverSE activities include at least one globallab project.

Visit the Globallab platform