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Photonics Explorer: an intra-curricular kit by teachers for teachers

Photonics Explorer: an intra-curricular kit by teachers for teachers

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  • 1. engage, excite, educate. Robert FischerConvincing IBL teaching material 22 slides | <45 min
  • 2. our goal  
  • 3. the key figure  
  • 4. in a nutshell…  To  make  young  people  experience  the  fascina6on    of  working  scien6fically    with  their  own  hands  and  minds.  Goal:   Support  for  teacher  (free!):  Hands-­‐on  experiments   Material  as  class  set  Inquiry  based  learning   Worksheets,  factsheets,  materials  to   prepare  the  lesson  
  • 5. a comprehensive educational kit  Photonics  Explorer  kit: Class  set  of  experimental  material;      for  25-­‐30  students  working  in  groups   Guided  inquiry  based  didac6c  framework   ―   Worksheet  for  students   ―   Teacher  guide   ―   Fact  sheet   ―   Mul6media  Modular  structure: 8  modules,      for  lower  &  upper  secondary   Easy  integra6on  and  flexibility   Editable  
  • 6. what’s in the box?  Components  in  the  kit10  aluminium  mirrors  (7x7  cm)  10    colour  filter  sets  (7x4  cm)  including    red,  green,  blue,  cyan,  magenta  and  yellow  10  LED  modules  with  red,  green  and  blue  LEDs  10  sets  of  robust  plas6c  lenses  with  the    focal  lengths  30  mm,  -­‐30  mm,  and  150  mm  10  foils  with  slit  and  double  slit  for  op6cal  diffrac6on  experiments  10  diffracDon  graDngs    2  sets  of  diffracDve  opDcal  elements    20  polarisers  (7x5  cm)  5  m  polymer  opDcal  fibre10  eyesafe  Lasers
  • 7. experimental material for IBL   Simple   Versa6le   Robust   Safe  
  • 8. a comprehensive educational kit  Photonics  Explorer  kit: Class  set  of  experimental  material;      for  25-­‐30  students  working  in  groups   Guided  inquiry  based  didac6c  framework   ―   Worksheet  for  students   ―   Teacher  guide   ―   Fact  sheet   ―   Mul6media  Modular  structure: 8  modules,      for  lower  &  upper  secondary   Easy  integra6on  and  flexibility   Editable  
  • 9. educational modules  Lower  secondary  levelLight  signals  –  the  proper6es  of  light  and  its  use  in  telecommunica6on  Colours  –  colour  percep6on,  addi6ve  and  subtrac6ve  colour  mixing    Lenses  and  telescopes  –  refrac6on  and  imaging  Eye  and  vision  –  comparison  between  human  eyes  and  digital  cameras  Upper  secondary  levelA  scienDst’s  job  –  encouraging  esp.  young  women  to  pursue  careers  in  science  and  engineering  Making  light  –  comparing  different  light  sources,  laser  DiffracDon  and  interference  –  diffrac6on  on  (double)  slit,  spectrometry  PolarisaDon  –  applica6ons  in  displays  and  life  sciences  
  • 10. module 5 : polarisation  Content  designed  for  upper  secondary  1  lesson  1  worksheet,    1  fact  sheet,    teacher  notes  
  • 11. module 5 : polarisation  
  • 12. module 6 : making light  Content  designed  for  upper  secondary  3  lessons  2  worksheets,    1  fact  sheet,    teacher  notes  
  • 13. module 6 : making light  
  • 14. a comprehensive educational kit  Photonics  Explorer  kit: Class  set  of  experimental  material;      for  25-­‐30  students  working  in  groups   Guided  inquiry  based  didac6c  framework   ―   Worksheet  for  students   ―   Teacher  guide   ―   Fact  sheet   ―   Mul6media  Modular  structure: 8  modules,      for  lower  &  upper  secondary   Easy  integra6on  and  flexibility   Editable  
  • 15. equip and train teachers  
  • 16. step-by-step  1)  Ask  teachers  what  is  needed2)  Look  at  curricula3)  Design  concept  intra-­‐curricular  kit4)  Get  money5)  Develop  material  together  with   teachers  and  experts6)  Get  experimental  equipment7)  Teacher  review-­‐revise  cycles8)  Translate9)  Extensive  in-­‐class  tesDng10)  DistribuDon  free-­‐of-­‐charge   with  teacher  training  
  • 17. light in the european curricula  
  • 18. light in the european curricula  Replies  from  10  countries:  Belgium  (Flemish,  French),  Czech  Republic,  Finland,  France,  Germany  (Hessen,  Berlin),  Italy,  Poland,  Portugal,  Spain,  United  Kingdom.  
  • 19. knowing the audience  
  • 20. knowing the audience  
  • 21. testing the Photonics Explorer in Europe  Translated  into:                                      Tested  in:   Bulgarian, Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, later more…
  • 22. evaluation study   ? ! ? ? […]ques6onnaire ques6onnaire ques6onnaire hands-­‐on  tes6ng  of  the  modules Scien6fic  evalua6on  of  the  educa6onal  value,     implementa6on  of  the  guided  inquiry  based  teaching  approach,   and  regarding  gender  sensi6ve  co-­‐educa6on  
  • 23. from summer 2012 on…  …    >  3000  Photonics  Explorer  will  be    available  free-­‐of-­‐charge  in  conjunc6on    with  a  teacher  training  course. Thank you for your attention!More  informa6on:    www.Photonics-­‐Explorer.eu
  • 24. togetherinspiring thenext generationof scientistsand engineers