Fostering Natural and Data Science Skills of School Kids

Alexander Nussbaumer*, Christina Steiner-Stanitznig, Silke Luttenberger, Sylvia Ebner, Christian Gütl

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

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Abstract

While on the labour market there is a high demand for employees educated and skilled in the field of natural sciences, engineering and information technologies, a lack of interest in these fields of expertise can be identified in young people. The aim of our research is to leverage a scientifically founded and empirically validated approach and contribution towards promoting interest and motivation in dealing with data science and scientific and technical subjects. To this end a novel pedagogical approach and a related learning environment has been developed and used in a first pilot phase. This approach was implemented using research and exploration questions on weather forecasts and data from temperature measurements as an example pedagogical scenario. The pilot study was executed in real-world settings of three primary and two secondary schools. The results demonstrate high interest and motivation in the science project and related data science tool.

Originalspracheenglisch
TitelEducating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2020
Redakteure/-innenMichael E. Auer, Tiia Rüütmann
ErscheinungsortCham
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer
Seiten212-223
Seitenumfang12
Band1
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-030-68198-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-68197-5
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021
Veranstaltung2020 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning: ICL 2020 - Virtuell, Tallinn, Estland
Dauer: 23 Sep 202025 Sep 2020

Publikationsreihe

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Band1328 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (elektronisch)2194-5365

Konferenz

Konferenz2020 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
KurztitelICL 2020
Land/GebietEstland
OrtVirtuell, Tallinn
Zeitraum23/09/2025/09/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Steuerungs- und Systemtechnik
  • Informatik (insg.)

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