Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                                          www.cienciav...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                                          www.cienciav...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                                            www.cienci...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                             www.cienciaviva.pt       ...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                                  www.cienciaviva.pt  ...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                 www.cienciaviva.ptCiencia Viva Intern...
Carlos Catalão Alves                                                                                                      ...
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Carlos Catalao Alves: The Ciencia Viva - science internship programme

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels

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  1. 1. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt The only effective way to learn science is by doing science, alongside a skilled andexperienced practitioner who can provide on-the-job support, criticism, and advice. Hodson, 1993 Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  2. 2. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt Science apprenticeships change students’ personal relationships with science (Bequette, 2005)provide extended opportunities for learning and doing science (Pei-Ling & Roth, 2008) increase students’ school science achievement (Ryken, 2003) suitable for highly talented and motivated pupils (Stake & Mares, 2001) attract females and members of ethnic minorities, to science (Rahm et al., 2005). Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  3. 3. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt Ciencia Viva Internships Programme (1997-2010)Placing secondary school students in science research institutions, during their summer holidays, to work alongside scientists in real-life, on-going research projects. 8.947 secondary school students 127 Research Centres and Universities Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  4. 4. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt The Research Project (2003 – 2010)Research Question: How do students perceive their internships? Participants: 4.690 students Method: Survey Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  5. 5. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt What did students enjoy most? engaging in practical work in a real-world science context experience of real-life applicationshigh-level science facilities with available up-to-date technology expanding knowledge and skills new relationships with people with same interests Peer group support Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  6. 6. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.ptCiencia Viva Internships Programme Learning science from within www.cienciaviva.pt/ocjf Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels
  7. 7. Carlos Catalão Alves www.cienciaviva.pt REFERENCES Bequette, M.J. (2005) Engaging with Science: High School Students in Summer Lab Internships. Unpublished Dissertation Thesis. Pei-Ling, Hsu and Roth, W-M (2008) Lab technicians and high school students – who is scaffolding whom? Science Education, Published online in Wiley InterScience, 1-22.Rahm, J., Martel-Reny, M, & Moore, J. (2005) The role of afterschool and community science programs in the lives of urban youth. School Science and Mathematics, 105 (6), 283-291.Ryken, A.E. (2003) Scientific Skill Building: Linking High School, College and Work. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 479 386).Sadler (2010) Learning science through research apprenticeships: A critical review. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47 (7), 235-256. Stake, J.E., and Mares, K.R. (2001) Science enrichment programs for gifted high school girls and boys: Predictors of program impact on science confidence and motivation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38 (10), 1065-1088.Stake, J.E., & Nickens, S.D. (2005) Adolescent girls and boys science peer relationships and perceptions of the possible self as scientist, Sex Roles, 52 (1), 1-11. Scientix European Conference | 8th May | Brussels

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