Connecting Schools to Remote Science LabsAnne-Christin TannhäuserScienterNetsEU conference, Oct 2011
It’s Lab Time!UniSchooLabS aims atimproving quality in science education inEurope, by promoting collaborationbetween universities and schools in theprovision of remote access to sciencelaboratories for primary and secondaryschools through internet-based services.
It’s Lab Time!Why?Schools fragmented access to science in rural areas lack of proper equipment and limited range of possible experimentsTeaching “Chalk and talk” approach Difficulties to engage learners in science BUT young people’s interest in science is essential to our future prosperity
It’s Lab Time!Goals quality of science educationTeachers StudentsUse of Interest intechnologies in science alsothe classroom Increase among girlsProblem- Motivation,solving and analyticalinquiry-based thinking,approaches creativity
It’s Lab Time! How do we get there? Good Practice Reporto Pedagogical scenarios of inquiry-based learning, problem solving, learning practiceso Organizational settingso Collaboration between schools and science labso Human and technical infrastructure required schools versus universitieso Usability issues
It’s Lab Time! How do we get there? Lab catalogue 9 remote labsLab activity editorTeacher create and share onlineactivities for students Lab notebook Students „publish“ results of experiments and discussions
It’s Lab Time! How do we get there? Pilot studieso 10 teachers, 200 students use the toolkit in the classroomo Interviews with lab owners Improve
It’s Lab Time!How do we get there?Building acoordination structure Workshops For teachers &Connecting schools and Policy makers,university labs - sustainably Lab owners, and researchers