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ERIC Number: EJ1074086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
The Expectations of Teachers and Students Who Visit a Non-Formal Student Chemistry Laboratory
Garner, Nicole; Eilks, Ingo
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n5 p1197-1210 Oct 2015
Non-formal student laboratory environments for primary and secondary school science education have become a major trend in the German educational arena in recent years. These non-formal student laboratory environments are thought to offer unique experimental learning experiences that often cannot be realized in daily school routines. The biggest challenge for successfully operating non-formal education is to carefully and firmly link outer- and inner-school learning. To better facilitate this linkage this paper describes a study providing insight into students' and teachers' expectations on visiting non-formal student chemistry laboratories. Over a period of three years, 461 students and 37 teachers participated in a written survey. The results clearly show that students and teachers have similar expectations when visiting non-formal laboratory learning environments. The main foci addressed here concern the improvement of personal attitudes and the intensification of practical learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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