Strategies for Assessment of Inquiry Learning in Science

Start Date and End Date

01 January 2012
01 January 2015

Turkish Partner(s)

Hacettepe University


Dublin City University (Ireland)


€ 3,8 Million


Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

The project has;

  • Enhanced and developed IBSE teaching and learning materials by incorporating inquiry assessment strategies and frameworks;
  • Partnered with teachers to identify and implement assessment strategies and frameworks to evaluate key IBSE skills and competences in the classroom;
  • Provided teacher education programmes on inquiry and assessment of inquiry for pre-service and in-service teachers in IBSE;
  • Supported teachers to share experiences and practice of inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment – by supporting a community of practice;
  • Promoted the use and dissemination of inquiry approaches to teaching, learning and assessment with national and international stakeholders. 

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Human capital development

The overall aim of the SAILS project was to promote and facilitate the use of inquiry based approaches in the teaching, learning and assessment of science across Europe with second level students.