SCIENTIFIC TRAINING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY WORK
Universidad de Alicante (SPAIN)
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Appears in: ICERI2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:In this report, we present the obtained results in a network of collaboration between the Teaching Group in Optics and Vision Sciences DOCIVIS from the University of Alicante, composed by university professors, and a high school professor. The aim of the network is the training of high school students in laboratory practice. Main objectives consisted of, among others, promoting interest in scientific subjects and the collaboration in practical scientific training of future students of the University of Alicante. The actions carried out, can be summarized in: the search for secondary schools and teachers interested in the proposal, the joint planning of sessions, the preparation of the sketches of practices, the implementation of the practices of Physics and, finally, a satisfaction survey both for teachers and students. As a result, it was noted that 96.4% of students indicate that conducting these sessions have been very interesting, 95.5% of them believe that both discussed practical and concepts will be useful and 100% of students would like to continue conducting such sessions. All the teachers consider that the proposal was very satisfying and motivating, and they continue in this line of support.
Keywords: Teaching, high school students, laboratory practice.