Relevance of Non-Formal Education in Science Education

Sakari Petteri Tolppanen, Jenni Vartiainen, Veli-Matti Ikävalko, Maija Katariina Aksela

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Non-formal education is a relevant part of meaningful and holistic science education. This paper describes three programs in science, mathematics and technology education organized by the LUMA (STEM) Centre Finland. These successful programs are research-based and designed to (I) motivate children and youth towards STEM-subjects, (II) help them to learn new skills, and (III) be relevant to the students’ lives. The examples described are: 1) the Little Jippos Science Clubs aimed at 3–6 year olds, 2) the innovative chemistry learning environment Chemistry Lab Gadolin aimed at 7–17 year olds, and 3) the international Millennium Youth Camp aimed at gifted 16–19 year olds. This chapter will discuss how these examples can contribute to relevant science education. Some suggestions are also given regarding why they are able to support children and youth in ways that formal education typically is not. This chapter will also describe how different forms of non-formal education may be used to address the different areas of relevance, and how a system of non-formal educational programs should be built to address all the areas of relevant science education.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationRelevant Chemistry Education : From Theory to Practice
RedaktörerIngo Eilks, Avi Hofstein
Antal sidor20
Volym2015
UtgivningsortRotterdam
FörlagSense publishers
Utgivningsdatumjun 2015
Sidor335-354
Artikelnummer18
ISBN (tryckt)978-94-6300-173-1
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-94-6300-175-5
DOI
StatusPublicerad - jun 2015
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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