SFB 754 Outreach

SFB 754 Outreach’s task is the communication of the background of SFB 754 research to schools. To a large part, this is achieved by dedicated courses on SFB 754 topics for students and teachers. However, teachers require further support when trying to transfer this knowledge to the classroom in suitable experimental work at school. Thus, in the final phase of the SFB 754, as a synthesis of the approaches in Phases 1 and 2 instructional videos for classroom experiments for teachers will be produced and introduced in teacher training events. The topics addressed will continue to cover the various aspects of the SFB 754 research. Colleagues from various subprojects will be involved as consultants on their respective research questions.

A combination of written instructions in the form of a brochure with school experiments and video tutorials on the experimental procedures will be created and disseminated free of charge to schools via the SFB’s Outreach’s website and YouTube, thus providing an SFB 754 “legacy” for schools beyond the end of the project. Several suitable experiments have already been developed and now need to be documented in writing and by video for easy use in school, and new experiments will be added. Emphasis will be placed on methods based on materials that are already available at schools and thus do not involve a large financial investment on their behalf. To introduce the experiments and make teachers familiar with the procedures and materials, systematic teacher training events have to accompany the development and “fine-tuning” of methods. Training workshops will take place at GEOMAR or individual schools, but also in cooperation with e.g. IQSH, the teacher training institution of Schleswig-Holstein’s Ministry of Education, and with international organisations like the European Geosciences Union.
In parallel to this special focus in Phase 3, SFB 754 Outreach’s regular activities with teachers and pupils (i.e. school courses, summer schools and contributions to GEOMAR’s School Researcher Club) will be continued. Wherever possible, the results of these activities will be presented to the public in special events such as open days, at science festivals or in student conferences.

Dengg, J., S. Soria-Dengg and S. Tiemann (2013) Marine Geosciences from a Different Perspective: “Edutainment” Video Clips by Pupils and Scientists. In: V.C.H. Tong (Ed.), Geoscience Research and Outreach: Schools and Public Engagement. Innovations in Science Education and Technology, Vol. 21., 103-119, Springer Netherlands, doi: 10.1007/978-94- 007-6943-4
Dengg, J. and M. Wilms (2012) SFB Outreach – Schülervideos zu Meereswissenschaften. In: B.Dernbach, C. Kleinert, H. Münder (Eds.), Handbuch Wissenschaftskommunikation, 191- 196, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, doi: 10.1007/978-3-531-18927-7

Dengg, J. (2011) “Cooperation between Schools and Research”. In: “Global Change: from research to the classroom”, Third CarboSchools Educational Booklet, P. Saugier (Ed.),, S. and J. Dengg (2013) Communicating Science to High School Pupils by Video Production: Lessons Learned. In: A. Raschi, A. Di Fabio, L. Sebastiani (Eds.), Proc. of the International Workshop on Science Education and Guidance in Schools: The Way Forward, 283-289, Firenze, Italy, Edizioni ETS

Dengg, J. (2014) Experiences from 10 years of school programmes at GEOMAR Kiel, Poster, 2 May 2014, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
Dengg, J., S. Soria-Dengg and M. Behrens (2014) School Outreach in Marine Research: welcome addition or extra effort? Second European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference, 1 – 3 Oct. 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden

Soria-Dengg, S. and S. Tiemann (2013) "Meeresforschung für mich" – Wissenschaftliche Themen in Schülervideos. at: Fachtagung "Keine Angst vor Wissenschaft", 6-7 Jun. 2013, Rostock, Germany

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Dr. Joachim Dengg
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