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BISEL: BIOTIC WATER INDEX

Title:

BISEL, The Biotic Index at Secondary Education Level, Comenius Action 3.1

Partners:

  • University of Ghent, Lab for Aquatic Ecology, led by Professor N. DE Pauw, co-ordinator
  • NMS (BE), Zeeland College (NL) , Kongsberg College (NO) , Nomarchias Piraeus (GR)

Purpose:

  • Internationalise, on secondary education level, the biotic index, a method for defining the quality of river water.
  • Innovation of biology education
  • Give the environment problems a European dimension by using internationally comparable tests for the defining of the water quality with the biotc index
  • Development of learning methods and learning means to enable pupils to define the biotic index

Progress and Activities:

  • Project meetings in the different partner countries to develop the right strategy, to exchange experiences and to stimulate the project progress
  • Try-out BISEL training at Kongsberg (NO) with participation of Flemish and Norwegian biology teacher

Results:

  • Eurpean Biotic Index Manual for Secondary Schools: extensive, illustrated instruction book with scientific background and practical tips for teachers and environment workers
  • Learning-aids for fieldwork to define the biotic index
  • A BISEL instruction video illustrating the working method
  • Comenius action 2 in-service training at Agiroupolis and Klitoria (GR) with the participation of more than 50 teachers and environment workers from 22 different European countries

More info:

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