The Inquiry-Based Teaching in Life Sciences MOOC is meant to enhance life science teachers’ pedagogical competences and practices, and improve their conceptual understanding of life science to help them further establish and disseminate IBSE.

The MOOC will offer a selection of tested classroom activities and resources from ten European countries to empower life science teachers (12- to 19-year-old students) to introduce IBSE methodologies in the classroom and help them reflect on their own practices.

In this MOOC, participants will:

  • Experience Inquiry as an adult learner
  • Acquire the skills and confidence to implement Inquiry-Based Teaching in the classroom
  • Learn how to reflect on their own teaching practice
  • Enhance their personal and their students’ conceptual understanding of life sciences
  • Explore various formal and informal assessment approaches for IBSE


This MOOC is produced under the Amgen Teach project, which is funded by the Amgen Foundation and coordinated by the European Schoolnet. Video contributions and content were provided by the training providers involved in the Amgen Teach project.


List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
Module 1: Experience inquiry as a learner Start date
Module 2: Implement inquiry in the classroom Start date
Module 3: Conceptual understanding of life sciences Start date
Module 4: Assessment and inquiry I Start date
Module 5: Assessment and inquiry II Start date
To enroll in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Start date

Monday, 12th March 2018


This MOOC will run for 6.5 weeks, with a total of 5 modules (one module per week) and 1.5 extra weeks at the end of the course in order for participants to submit their final course activity and review the activity of three of their peers. The workload estimated is of 2-3 hours/week.

Target audience

Life science teachers (of 12- to 19-year-old students) from Europe and beyond.


You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.