In the Dinosaur' Steps through IBL Scenario: A Way to Overcome Prejudice for Career in STEM

Eliza Stefanova, Albena Antonova, Dafinka Miteva, Nikolina Nikolova

Abstract

The Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a powerful learning approach, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This paper presents the implementation of an IBL scenario for teachers’ competence development aiming to overcome students’ and their parents prejudice for scientists and scientist’s profession, and to encourage them to get interested in STEM career. In the Dinosaurs’ steps experiment students have to become researchers in a Paleontological museum, taking part in different training activities and sharing impression about the scientists’ profession. In parallel, observing actions of the students, teachers had to acquire professional competences for design of learning activities so to find a way to overcome the most popular bias and prejudices toward the career in STEM. How scenario succeed to convince future scientists to continue in Dinosaurs’ steps is presented through participants’ answers of the questions. The most valuable result of the experiment is the IBL scenario, developed by a teacher, who transferred her experience from the experiment into her own classroom. Finally, the paper summarizes some opportunities for applying IBL in STEM teaching – joining the efforts of educational, scientific and cultural institutions and bringing together teachers, parents, scientists and experts.

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Stefanova E., Antonova A., Miteva D. and Nikolova N. (2019). In the Dinosaur' Steps through IBL Scenario: A Way to Overcome Prejudice for Career in STEM.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 401-408. DOI: 10.5220/0007731104010408


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Eliza Stefanova and Albena Antonova and Dafinka Miteva and Nikolina Nikolova},
title={In the Dinosaur' Steps through IBL Scenario: A Way to Overcome Prejudice for Career in STEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={401-408},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007731104010408},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - In the Dinosaur' Steps through IBL Scenario: A Way to Overcome Prejudice for Career in STEM
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Stefanova E.
AU - Antonova A.
AU - Miteva D.
AU - Nikolova N.
PY - 2019
SP - 401
EP - 408
DO - 10.5220/0007731104010408