Josette Farrugia is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education and head of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education. She is currently involved in the initial teacher education programmes and post-graduate courses offered by the University of Malta. Dr Farrugia has been regularly involved in teacher professional development courses related to practical work and investigations in science, inquiry-based learning, assessment and design of assessment tools and tasks to develop and assess different skills, among others. Dr Farrugia participated in the FP7 project, PRIMAS (Promoting Inquiry in Mathematics and Science across Europe). Inquiry-based learning, problem-solving and teacher professional development are among Dr Farrugia’s research interests.