It’s Lab Time!Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote              Laboratories        NEW PERSPECTIVE IN SCIENCE EDUCA...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriers
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriersThe...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriersThe...
UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the EuropeanCommission.This presentation reflects the views only of the author, a...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching                         Run by a university or science                 ...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching              Web cam to observe in real time
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingLearner controls the equipment
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching                             Simulation of real-world                   ...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching                             Simulation of real-world                   ...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingscience teaching
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingscience teaching           Why   ?
...time and locationIncrease Access                         independent           ...meeting                safety        ...
...time and locationIncrease Access                         independent           ...meeting                safety        ...
...time and locationIncrease Access                         independent           ...meeting                safety        ...
...time and locationIncrease Access                         independent           ...meeting                safety        ...
Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingDo students learn less without hands-on experiences                      ?
Klahr, D., Triona, L. M., &Williams, C. (2007).Hands on what? The relativeeffectiveness of physical versusvirtual material...
Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variable...
Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variable...
Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variable...
Results showed no difference in performance     (Klahr, D., Triona, L. M., & Williams, C., 2007) Physical material        ...
Remote labs and primary/secondary        school classrooms         Existing barriers
Lack of awareness about existence &accessibility of labs among science teachers   #1
Information which university labs aresuitable for use in primary or secondary   #2school teaching hard to find
Most teaching and learning material ofremote labs  – not geared towards younger students of    a specific age group       ...
Most teaching and learning material ofremote labs  – not geared towards younger students of    a specific age group       ...
Pioneer teachers are not networked   #5
Demands well-established school universitycollaboration.                               #6
The “UniSchooLabS” approach
Good Practice Analysis   Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs ea...
Good Practice Analysis   Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs ea...
Good Practice Analysis   Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs ea...
Lab catalogue                     9 remote labsLab activity editorTeacher create and shareonline activities for students  ...
Lab catalogue9 remote labs
http://unischoolabs.eun.org
Lab activity editor              PedagogicalTeacher create and share         approachonline activities for students
Lab activity editor              Inquiry-basedTeacher create and share         scienceonline activities for students   edu...
IBSE recommended byRocard Report
IBSE: Its effects       Curiousity                             InterestMotivation                       Inclusion         ...
IBSE: Its effects                    Increase                      Increase                      Increase       Curiousity...
Lab catalogue                     9 remote labsLab activity editorTeacher create and shareonline activities for students  ...
Train & Present the Toolkit     Towards a sustainable coordination   and Collaboration Model        structure of collabora...
“It’s lab time – Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote                       Laboratories”              Workshop orga...
Try out the toolkit yourself!    http://unischoolabs.eun.org               Contact usAnne-Christin Tannhäuser Claudio Dond...
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  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Current studies challenge “the conventional wisdom that students learn more via hands-on experience”
  • Vision buildingschool-university collaboration to increase students’ access to high-quality laboratoriesWhat current initatives to build on?
  • Its lab time - Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote Laboratories

    1. 1. It’s Lab Time!Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote Laboratories NEW PERSPECTIVE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 9 March 2012 Florence Anne-Christin Tannhäuser Scienter, Italy actannhauser@scienter.org
    2. 2. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching
    3. 3. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriers
    4. 4. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriersThe “UniSchooLabS” projectapproach and using remote labs inthe classroom: A toolkit for teachers
    5. 5. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingRemote labs and primary/secondaryschool classrooms: Existing barriersThe “UniSchooLabS” projectapproach and using remote labs inthe classroom: A toolkit for teachersWhat is next? Steps to set up alarger scale provider-schoolcollaboration
    6. 6. UniSchooLabS is funded with support from the EuropeanCommission.This presentation reflects the views only of the author, andthe Commission cannot be held responsible for any usewhich may be made of the information contained therein.
    7. 7. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching Run by a university or science center
    8. 8. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching Web cam to observe in real time
    9. 9. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingLearner controls the equipment
    10. 10. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching Simulation of real-world experimental data
    11. 11. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teaching Simulation of real-world experimental data
    12. 12. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingscience teaching
    13. 13. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingscience teaching Why ?
    14. 14. ...time and locationIncrease Access independent ...meeting safety require- ments ...with high quality equipment
    15. 15. ...time and locationIncrease Access independent ...meeting safety require- ments ...with high quality equipment
    16. 16. ...time and locationIncrease Access independent ...meeting safety require- ments ...with high quality equipment
    17. 17. ...time and locationIncrease Access independent ...meeting safety require- ments ...with high quality equipment
    18. 18. Remote and virtual laboratories inscience teachingDo students learn less without hands-on experiences ?
    19. 19. Klahr, D., Triona, L. M., &Williams, C. (2007).Hands on what? The relativeeffectiveness of physical versusvirtual materials in anengineering design project bymiddle school children.Journal of Research in ScienceTeaching, 44, 183-203.
    20. 20. Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variables!• Discovery approach for experimenting with
    21. 21. Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variables!• Discovery approach for experimenting with Physical material
    22. 22. Experiment with 7th and 8th gradersTheir task:• building toy vehicles with different features!• understand causal variables!• Discovery approach for experimenting with Physical material Virtual programme
    23. 23. Results showed no difference in performance (Klahr, D., Triona, L. M., & Williams, C., 2007) Physical material Virtual programme
    24. 24. Remote labs and primary/secondary school classrooms Existing barriers
    25. 25. Lack of awareness about existence &accessibility of labs among science teachers #1
    26. 26. Information which university labs aresuitable for use in primary or secondary #2school teaching hard to find
    27. 27. Most teaching and learning material ofremote labs – not geared towards younger students of a specific age group #3• Pioneer teachers are not networked.• Demands well-established school university collaboration.
    28. 28. Most teaching and learning material ofremote labs – not geared towards younger students of a specific age group #3 – not available in many languages.• Pioneer teachers are not networked. #4• Demands well-established school university collaboration.
    29. 29. Pioneer teachers are not networked #5
    30. 30. Demands well-established school universitycollaboration. #6
    31. 31. The “UniSchooLabS” approach
    32. 32. Good Practice Analysis Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs easier. Promote inquiry based and problem solving approaches to science education Involving pilot Ensuring collaboration Technical Development teachers with laboratory providers Test & Improve the Toolkit 10 pilot teachers Validated 200 students • Questionnaires and focus group toolkit • Interviews with laboratory providers
    33. 33. Good Practice Analysis Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs easier. Promote inquiry based and problem solving approaches to science education Involving pilot Ensuring collaboration Technical Development teachers with laboratory providers Test & Improve the Toolkit 10 pilot teachers Validated 200 students • Questionnaires and focus group toolkit • Interviews with laboratory providers
    34. 34. Good Practice Analysis Remote labs and pedagogical approachesCreating an online toolkit to make access to remote labs easier. Promote inquiry based and problem solving approaches to science education Involving pilot Ensuring collaboration Technical Development teachers with laboratory providers Test & Improve the Toolkit 10 pilot teachers Validated 200 students • Questionnaires and focus group toolkit • Interviews with laboratory providers
    35. 35. Lab catalogue 9 remote labsLab activity editorTeacher create and shareonline activities for students Lab notebook Students „publish“ results of experiments and discussions
    36. 36. Lab catalogue9 remote labs
    37. 37. http://unischoolabs.eun.org
    38. 38. Lab activity editor PedagogicalTeacher create and share approachonline activities for students
    39. 39. Lab activity editor Inquiry-basedTeacher create and share scienceonline activities for students education
    40. 40. IBSE recommended byRocard Report
    41. 41. IBSE: Its effects Curiousity InterestMotivation Inclusion Better effects with Self-esteem disadvantaged students and those with below-average learning outcomes
    42. 42. IBSE: Its effects Increase Increase Increase Curiousity InterestMotivation Inclusion Better effects with Self-esteem disadvantaged students and those with below-average learning outcomes
    43. 43. Lab catalogue 9 remote labsLab activity editorTeacher create and shareonline activities for students Lab notebook Students „publish“ results of experiments and discussions
    44. 44. Train & Present the Toolkit Towards a sustainable coordination and Collaboration Model structure of collaboration betweenTo teachers, lab schools and universitiesowners, researchers, sciencecommunicators Align & Coordinate• 3 national workshops Feasibility study on a permanent• 2 international workshops coordination entityCommunity of users and Policy recommendationslab providers Establishing a closer and mutual collaboration on science education between schools and universities
    45. 45. “It’s lab time – Connecting Schools to Universities’ Remote Laboratories” Workshop organized by SCIENTER in collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Bologna Bologna, Viale Risorgimento, 2 Friday, March 30th
    46. 46. Try out the toolkit yourself! http://unischoolabs.eun.org Contact usAnne-Christin Tannhäuser Claudio Dondiactannhauser@scienter.org cdondi@scienter.org

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