The advantages perceived by schoolteachers in engaging their students in university-based chemistry outreach activities

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Abstract

The value teachers put on university-based outreach activities designed for 14 -16 year olds that involves both practical and lecture activities are discussed. A variety of good reasons for attending are provided by the teachers but the role of a School Teacher Fellow in mapping the events to the curriculum is shown to be vital to the success of any event. The pre-event difficulties needing to be overcome in engaging with universities are discussed with health and safety and in particular paperwork associated with this being cited as a particular barrier to engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-44
Number of pages14
JournalActa Didactica Napocensia
Volume2
Issue number3
Early online date30 Sep 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Outreach
  • School-University Transition
  • Lecture Demonstrations,
  • Workshops
  • School Teacher Fellow

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