Sara E. D. Wilmes is a researcher at the University of Luxembourg in the Institute for Teaching and Learning. She currently works with the SciTeach Center Project to support collaborative teacher education and professional learning for sustained changes in primary science teaching and learning in Luxembourg. Her research explores science education in multilingual contexts and the use of postmodern research methodologies to explore intersections between science learning and diverse communicative resource use.
Project – Sara WILMES
Kuck elei! Digital Mikroskope fir Léierpersonal
Supporting primary teachers and students in exploring microworlds with digital microscopes
Digital microscopes in schools: Primary Students as researchers
Hand-held wireless digital microscopes provide opportunities for children to easily explore their surroundings at microscopic levels opportunities for students to gain new insights into the textures, surfaces, and microworlds that surround us. This project supports teachers in Luxembourg in using these exciting digital tools to support students in developing science competencies, participating in science, as well as developing their understandings of microworlds.
Supporting teachers in using digital technologies in science instruction
Through research-based professional workshop offerings for teachers shown to be successful in supporting Luxembourg primary school teachers (Wilmes, 2017; Andersen, Siry, Wilmes, 2018), the SciTeach Center has developed and offered professional development workshops for teachers to explore how to use digital microscopes as they engage their students in inquiry-based science learning, thus positioning students to engage in the practices of science. The workshops provide participating teachers opportunities to engage in science inquiries using the digital hand-held devices, and subsequently to consider how to engage their students in learning through “doing” science as they use hand-held wireless digital microscopes to explore their surroundings. The project also provides material support, in the form of classroom sets of digital microscopes for participating teachers.
Who is involved in this project?
Kerstin te Heesen;
SciTeach Center Team.
Luxembourg Research Fund (FNR) - Funder