- Prof. Avi Hofstein
- Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
- Prof. Ron Blonder
- Dr. Mira Kipnis
Secretariat and Administration:Shani Motsa
The PARSEL project had several objectives:
- To create a network community comprised of individuals who work in the field of teaching/learning materials development;
- To develop a model that encompasses the broad scope of philosophical considerations and approaches that lend themselves to a general development of ‘best practice’ materials;
- To assemble coherent notions of ‘best practice’ which account for the myriad considerations of partners;
- To modify the existing exemplars so that they reflect the model.
During its operation, the project has achieved the following goals:
- Translation of exemplar materials as well as testing and disseminating these materials to teachers and other stakeholders;
- Taking steps to encourage teachers to fully assimilate the model through adaptation of exemplars;
- Evaluation of these steps’ impact on teacher assimilation of the model, as well as on student interest (particularly interest exhibited by girls).
The project strived to make alternative teaching materials available to teachers, in order to support them in promoting the interest of students in science – without alienating science teaching from the curriculum’s goals...
The project consortium included eight partner institutions from eight different countries, and was coordinated by the IPN at the University of Kiel, Germany. It started in 2006 and ended in 2009.
- Blonder, R., Mamlok-Naaman, R., & Hofstein, A. (2008). Analyzing inquiry questions of high-school students in a gas chromatography open-ended laboratory experiment. Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe, 9, 250-258.