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Student Inquiry and Project-based Learning in Secondary Sciences


23-24 October 2017
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA


Delegates will develop their capacity for fostering inquiry-driven learning in secondary sciences through the integration of project-based approaches, units and tasks. This will involve the opportunity to create "teachable" project-based units and/or tasks. This workshop is suitable for any programs/frameworks working to create inquiry-based classrooms.

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Registration Details


  Full Members Affiliate Members Individual Member
Early Bird Rate (24th October 2017 $ 415 $ 435 $435
Full Registration $ 435 $ 460 $460

Cancellation Date

Any cancellation received in writing before 22nd September 2017 is eligible for a refund, less a $25 administration fee

View our cancellation policy.

Maximum Number of Participants

30 participants for each subject area

Institute Details

The aim of this institute is to improve inquiry-driven teaching and learning in MYP sciences through the integration of project-based learning practices.

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Explore the tenets of project-based learning (PBL) within the MYP framework

  2. Investigate classroom/instructional strategies to promote student inquiry in MYP Sciences

  3. Create “teachable” PBL tasks/units within the MYP Sciences framework

  4. Understand the role of ATL skills in PBL unit

Daily Programme

Day 1: 7.45 - 16.00

Day 2: 7.45-16.00

Target Audience

Secondary science teachers, especially in IBMYP

Proficiency Level

Embed & Sustain

Entry Pre-Requisites

Knowledge of, and experience teaching, MYP Sciences, including unit and assessment design.


Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth SwansonElizabeth Swanson is currently the MYP Coordinator at an MYP candidate school in Poland. Prior to this she has spent many years as an MYP Sciences teacher.  She holds a Master of Education degree and an Educational Leadership degree. Her professional interests include inquiry teaching and learning and teacher professional development. She believes that a key part of professional development is for teachers to actually “see” effective practices in order to truly develop as practitioners. Inquiry-based teaching and learning is a complex, multi-layered process that can be intimidating for teachers. It is, therefore, a goal of hers to create professional development opportunities for and by teachers that take research and theory and bring them to the classroom practice level.


Visa and Health

Travel visas can be obtained upon entry at a cost of US$50.

Full details of visa requirements for Tanzania can be found on the Home Affairs website. 

Host School

The International School of Tanganyika will host this institute.

The host school will arrange transfers from the hotel to the school each day. 


outdoor beach seating at best western coral beach hotel tanzaniaHotel Name: Best Western Coral Beach Hotel

Physical Address: Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Msasani Peninsula, Kinondoni District,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2585

Phone No: 255-784-260192

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast per night): US$163

Booking Process

Send an email to Nyangeta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your check in/out details. Mention the event you are attending at the International School of Tanganyika and indicate whether you require airport transfers. 

Airport Transfers

The can arrange transfers. If you require this service make a note in your booking email:

  • US$40 per one or two people arriving together
  • US$20 per person for 3 to 4 people arriving together 
  • US$15 per person for 5 or more people arriving together