ERIC Number: ED237360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Workshop for Key Personnel Concerned With Out-of-School Scientific Activities by Young People. Report of a Regional Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, August 24 - September 2, 1982).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This workshop was designed to discuss the role of out-of-school science activities both in formal and non-formal education programs. Fifteen participants from Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand attended the workshop. Highlights of reports presented by these participants and their subsequent review and discussion of the major trends, problems, and issues of concern in national efforts to promote out-of-school science activities are provided. Also provided are a set of guidelines for planning, organizing, and evaluating the activities. These guidelines are based on the experiences shared in the workshop as well as the various emerging trends, problems, and issues which are being faced by the organizers of such activities in the participating countries. A suggested outline for a training handbook for key personnel organizing the activities is included. The outline suggests an introductory chapter (including rationale for developing/implementing the activities), chapters focusing on planning, implementation, and evaluation methods/issues, and a final chapter on the special characteristics of selected out-of-school science activities. Appended are several short speeches, the workshop agenda and a list of participants. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Museums, Nonformal Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.