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November 14, 2018

ARISE – The journal of Action Research and Innovation in Science Education published its first issue online and open access at

September 29, 2018

Science Picnic was held on 29th of September, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Tbilisi ARTIST-project team disseminated project materials to a wider audience. About 20 000 participants attended the Science Picnic this year. Find more information on this website.

September 25, 2018

ARTIST presentation at the IMST (Innovations Make Schools Top) - conference 2018


At the IMST-conference, on 25 September 2018 at Klagenfurt, Austria a general introduction to the project ARTIST was provided and the ARTIST-flyer distributed. 255 teachers and teacher educators attended the IMST-conference, which was dedicated to the topic "Creativity in the educational environment". What does creativity mean in context of education, what role does creativity play in teacher education, how much creativity does the school need, was discussed during the conference. IMST is a large project and network in Austria with the goal to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the sciences, in mathematics and technology as well as German language. The IMST conference offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and to discuss topics in an interdisciplinary manner. For more information, see this link.

September 3-6, 2018

Ingo Eilks and other members of the ARTIST team presented action research and the ARTIST project at the European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education in Warsaw/Poland.

August 01, 2018

ARISE journal website open at


The website of the ARISE journal is online and the editorial system is open to receive submissions.

ARISE - Action Research and Innovation in Science Education is a peer-reviewed international journal. ARISE publishes academic and practitioner research in the field of science education. Papers shall be about action research and related approaches like practitioner research, design research and innovation studies. Papers may comprise theoretical discussions, research studies, or reports on evidence based curriculum innovation. Contributions may focus all the science teaching domains, from early childhood science through the secondary and university level to informal science and environmental education. Manuscripts on science teacher education in connection to action research, classroom-based research and innovation or research-based learning in teacher education are welcome as well as papers on the methodology of action research for classroom innovation in science education. The journal language is English. ARISE will publish three types of papers: - Review and perspectives papers that provide general overviews on any theoretical topic relevant to action research and related approaches with relevance to science education (max. 10.000 words including references) - Research papers that report action research and related studies form the field of science education (max. 5.000 words including references) - Short communications raising relevant questions or reporting preliminary works from the field of action research and related approaches in science education (max. 2.000 words including references) ARISE is an open access electronic journal and does not charge an article publication fee of any sort (i.e. there are neither manuscript processing charges for authors, nor subscription fees for readers). The launch of the ARISE journal is part of the ERASMUS+ CBHE project Action Research to Innovate Science Teaching (ARTIST) and is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. Founding editors of the journal are Prof. Ingo Eilks and Prof. Marika Kapanadze. An international editorial board is established from among members of the ARTIST Project Consortium and invited scholars in the field of science education with experience in research methods and action research. Accepted papers will be immediately published after acceptance. The first volume of ARISE will be launched in 2018.

July 03, 2018

Staff members of the OACE and the AACE presented ARTIST in a special session carried out at the International Conference "Creativity in Teaching" that was held at the Oranim College of Education on July 3, 2018. The session included the following activities:


  • Participants were asked to write what AR means for them and a short discussion was lead by Dr. Iris Wagner-Gershgoren.
  • Prof. Ricardo Trumper presented the vision, goals and activities of ARTIST.
  • Staff members of the OACE (Dr. Iris Wagner- Gershgoren, Dr. Osnat Eldar, Dr. Shirley Miedjinsky and Dr. Rachel Cohen) and for the AACE (Dr. Jubran Fadil, Dr. Naim Najmi and Dr. Ahmad Basheer) presented the action researches in which they are involved.
  • Participants discussed the relation between AR and creativity in teaching, lead by Dr. Shirley Miedjinsky.


Finally, participants were invited to the workshop that will take place coming October.

June 25-28, 2018

Second international ARTIST workshop held in Georgia


Just a few weeks after Manila, the ARTIST project held its second international workshop. ARTIST members from the program countries Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Turkey went to Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop was held by some 30 science teacher educators, a conference day - open also to teachers - motivated about 60 teacher educators and teachers from ARTIST and all regions of Georgia to present and discuss their action research works and potential future projects. The feedback was very positive and the ARTIST team and its guests enjoyed the proverbial hospitality of Georgia.

June 10, 2018

Prof. Ricardo Trumper and Dr. Osnat Eldar, from the Oranim Academic College of Education (OACE), presented ARTIST to researchers from different Education Colleges participating in the "Group of interest – Self-research and action research", at the Mofet Institute in Israel, in order to explain the ARTIST goals and to try and engage them to their network. The MOFET Institute is a national intercollegiate center for the research and development of curricula and programs in teacher education and teaching in the colleges. It constitutes a unique framework both in Israel and worldwide for supporting teacher educators’ professional development. Besides that, Mr. Chen Ferdovich, a biology teacher from the "New Junior High-school" in Iokneam, one of the Oranim network partners, presented his plans for action research related to the teaching of biodiversity conservation in his science classroom. The researchers were also invited to participate in the ARTIST activities in Israel and to send manuscripts of their research to our journal ARISE.

May 15-18, 2018

First international ARTIST workshop held in the Philippines


The ARTIST project held its first international workshop. Under participation of ARTIST members from Germany, Austria, Georgia, Ireland, Turkey and the Philippines the workshop was held at Del La Salle University in Manila, The Philippines. About 40 persons attended a three days intense action research workshop that was followed by a conference day with more than 160 teachers and teacher educators from all over the Philippines. The feedback was great and the local organizers provided the ARTIST team and all our guests a great experience.

Oktober 14, 2017

Workshop with Franz Rauch on Action Research at Ilia State University with Georgian project team and participant teachers from Tbilisi and Batumi.

September 24, 2017

Ricardo Trumper, Ahmad Basheer and the ARTIST teams from the Israeli partners (AACE & OACE) reported the progress and the implementation of the ARTIST project to the monitoring committee from the ERASMUS+ office in Israel at a meeting at the Oranim Academic College of Education.

September 14-15, 2017

The ARTIST consortium meets in Vienna, Austria, for the 2nd consortium meeting. Participants discuss the course of the project and plan, among others, the workshops in the Philippines, Georgia and Israel during the year 2018.

September 07, 2017

On the 1st  meeting of the Action Research course at the Academic Arab College (Haifa) for Education the ARTIST project and principles of action research were introduced to teachers from our school partners.

August 21-25, 2017

The ARTIST project was presented at the ESERA conference in Dublin, Ireland. Most partners had representatives at the ESERA conference and made use of it for informal meetings on ARTIST.

June, 2017

ARTIST presentation in the "Cooperation" course at Mofet Institute by Dr. Osnat Eldar. The following file is available for download.

May 12, 2017

Marika Kapanadze and Ingo Eilks present the ARTIST project at the fellow meeting of the Kolleg Didaktik:digital in Hamburg.

May, 2017

In the International School Newsletter of our partner Oranim College of Education the ARTIST project was presented. You can find the report at this link.

March 2017

The ARTIST project was introduced to the teacher-participants of the ARAL Conference at DLSU Manila, Philippines

February 21-23, 2017

Ingo Eilks gives workshops on Action Research and the implementation of the ARTIST project at the Academic Arab College for Education in Haifa, Israel, and meets the team of the Oranim College for Education in Oranim, Israel.

February, 2017

The ARTIST website is open at The website will constantly being updated and filled with further information during the course of the project.

January 19-10, 2017

Marika Kapanadze and Ingo Eilks participate in the central ERASMUS+CBHE grant holders workshop in Brussels, Belgium.

January 19-19, 2017

All ARTIST partners meet at the University of Bremen, Germany, for the kick-off of our project.

December 2016 – January 2017

Grant and partnership agreements on ARTIST are signed by all partners.

October 15, 2016

ARTIST – Action Research to Innovate Science Teaching & Career Orientation officially starts.