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Extracurricular Science Labs for STEM Talent Support

Hausamann, Dieter (2012) Extracurricular Science Labs for STEM Talent Support. Roeper Review, 34 (3), 170 -182. Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/02783193.2012.686424

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Abstract

In the past decade, a growing lack of engineers, natural scientists, information technology experts, and mathematicians has been noted, especially in Europe. Corresponding to the need to attract young people to science and technology, numerous extracurricular science labs (“out-of-school labs”) have been established, especially in Germany. One of these initiatives is the DLR_School_Lab Oberpfaffenhofen, operated by Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space, DLR, and a typical example of such an out-of-school lab. It offers hands-on experiments for secondary-school classes, advanced teacher training, and, as a special feature, enrichment courses for gifted students. In this article the concept behind the DLR_School_Lab is described, as well as the suitability of this lab to offer enrichment projects for talented school students. Other aspects discussed are its teacher education concept and the effectiveness of the concept of extracurricular science labs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/76080/
Document Type:Article
Title:Extracurricular Science Labs for STEM Talent Support
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hausamann, DieterDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 June 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Roeper Review
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:34
DOI :10.1080/02783193.2012.686424
Page Range:170 -182
Publisher:Routledge
Series Name:Roeper Review
Status:Published
Keywords:acceleration, assessment, enrichment, science and technology, secondary school, STEM, talent development, teacher training, teachers of the gifted
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Head Management > Oberpfaffenhofen
Deposited By: Hausamann, Dr.rer.nat. Dieter
Deposited On:12 Jul 2012 16:29
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:27

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