The International Science Teaching Foundation employs science teachers and educators from different backgrounds. Our intention is to establish an international community of dedicated and active science education professionals.
Our values and our goals
Science education should be a central part of any educational system. Among today’s science students there are tomorrow’s leaders and top scientists, and we need to assure the quality of science teaching in order to build a more science literate and responsible society.
From the International Science Teaching Foundation we want to contribute to the improvement of science education, and we also want to encourage science teachers and educators from around the world to parttake in this improvement.
The International Science Teaching Foundation focuses on promoting and encouraging the use of instructional models that guarantee a high-quality science education. Research in the field of science education clearly points towards the 5E model of learning as the most effective contemporary learning model. Designed by Rodger B. Bybee in the 1980s, the 5E model offers a constructivist perspective on science education with some aspects of behaviorism and cognitivism. Its focus on inquiry-based learning, experience, knowledge building and discovery make it a solid scaffold for teachers to rely on when teaching science.
While promoting further research in the field of science education, we also encourage teachers to rely on the 5E model to engage their students in effective science learning, and to do so by using high-quality content designed according to the most effective learning models.