How to promote relevant practical work in science education through a non-formal learning environment?

Maija Katariina Aksela, Veli-Matti Kullervo Ikävalko

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A teaching laboratory for schools, located outside of school, may give novel possibilities for supporting students’ learning and studying of sciences through practical work and help teachers in developing their teaching. This paper discusses how a non-formal learning environment such as ChemistryLab Gadolin (as a part of LUMA Centre Finland) can support the developing of practical work, teaching in schools, interest in science and teacher training in interaction with the university and industry. The focus on this paper is mainly on design-based research and how it can help us to develop pedagogical innovations -relevant practical work- used in teaching different aged children and adolescents.
Translated title of the contributionKuinka edistää relevanttia kokeellista työskentelyä luonnontieteiden opetuksessa non-formaalin oppimisympäristön kautta?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience Education Research and Practical Work : A collection of invited papers inspired by the 23rd Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education held at the TU Dortmund University, May 26-28, 2016
EditorsIngo Eilks, Silvija Markic, Bernd Ralle
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationAachen
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-8440-4773-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences

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