Work Package 3 (WP3) addresses the core project activities and tasks associated with developing and implementing teacher professional development (TPD) in SSIBL in lower secondary education (age 12-16) based on best practices available among the partners, who have existing TPD programmes at lower secondary level for formal and/or informal education.
This work package team focuses on both pre- and in-service teachers. It is led by the University of Southampton (SOTON) and consists of nine partners (UU, UCL IOE, SOTON, MAH, UmU, CUT, UNIVIE, UJA,UNI-KLU).
Collectively, 400 pre- and in-service teachers have participated in the WP3 TPD activities during a total of 200 face-to-face contact hours in the first round; several TPDs also adopted a hybrid approach, having additional online meetings with the teachers. Two-hundred and seventy-one (271) of them were pre-service teachers, and 129 were in-service teachers. The teachers came from all science disciplines (i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science). The TPDs adopted the approach of teachers as learners, teachers as designers, and teachers as reflective practitioners. Each of the partners is in the process of collecting evaluation data which will be evaluated and used to revise the TPD course for the 2nd round of implementation.