Second European Conference

Bridging the gap between education research and practice

26 - 27th April 2012 University of Leicester, UK

Cover of the conference booklet

The Fibonacci Project European Conference was held at the University of Leicester 26-27 April 2012. It was organised by the School of Education, University of Leicester in cooperation with the Fibonacci European coordination team (La main à la pâte - French Academy of Sciences, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, École Normale Supérieure Paris). The Conference disseminated and explored strategies for improving inquiry-based science and mathematics through research and evaluation of innovative practice. Delegates came from 28 countries in Europe and beyond.

The conference

  • Reviewed the meaning of inquiry in mathematics and science education (IBSE),
  • Presented research and practice of IBSME,
  • Explored the relationship between IBSME theory, research and practice,
  • Considered strategies for integrating inquiry across curricula,
  • Considered how the external environment of the school could be used to promote IBSME,
  • Explored methods for carrying out evaluation and research in schools and classrooms in IBSME, and
  • Promoted networks of cooperation for inquiry-based mathematics and science education.