Bringing Research into the Classroom – The Citizen Science approach in schools
Magazine : Scientix Observatory - European Schoolnet
The way science is approached in the classroom can be instrumental in dispelling negative stereotypes about science and scientific research in future generations.
The present report looks at the Citizen Science approach as an opportunity to connect schools with the world of research to foster a better command of scientific processes in the young, raise their awareness of current issues faced in certain sectors and geographical regions, and help them make sense of the surrounding world.
The purpose of this report is to provide a baseline for understanding the key conditions of successfully implementing citizen science activities in schools.
Keywords: Research, Teaching, Learning, Citizen Science.