Kinder-Sommer-Uni

  •  Austria, Innsbruck
  •   2002
Short Description

The "Kinder-Sommer-Uni" invites children to the university during the summer holidays, where they can attend more than 70 interactive workshops. Every workshop is presented by scientists, who show their different research fields to the children. A “Young Researchers diploma” is handed out by the rector of the university after children are taking part in at least 4 workshops.

Objectives

The "Kinder-Sommer-Uni" invites children to the university during the summer holidays; they can attend more than 70 workshops during the summer holidays; the interactive workshops are presented by the scientists and they show their different research fields to the children. when the children take part in at least 4 Workshops they get a "Young Researchers diploma from the rector, the head of the university.

Sustainability

Similar projects in Austria´s Children Universities.

Methodology

Interactive workshops.

Funding

By fees, by the university, by the government.

Outcomes

Children get to know what universities are doing, what research is done, and what researchers are doing; they might get inspired to an academic career.

Justification

Good opportunity for children to get inspired by the enthusiasm of scientists, and vice versa; scientists also learn from children; children see the whole range of science of a university.

Practice Orientation

Workshops.

Mutual Learning

Should be included in the teaching concept.

Institutional Learning

Scientists get points in science communication; important for their scientific career ("the third mission").

Implementation

The Junge Uni team

Evaluation

Evaluation report.

Time frame
  • Annual Activity
Categories
  • Interactive Workshops
Lead Organisations
  • Other
Level of Schools
  • Primary School
  • Lower Secondary School
External Partners
  • Company
  • NGO
  • Museum
Type of Schools
  • School Children
URL
Number of Schools involved
Number of Schoolheads involved
  • 10
Number of Teachers involved
  • 10
Number of Students involved
  • 1300
Number of Parents involved
  • 40
Number of External Partners involved
  • 30
Inclusivity

All children from 8 - 12-years-old are invited.

Ethical Aspects

All children from 8 – 12-years-old are invited.

Interdisciplinarity

Sometimes one special question is seen from different disciplines.

Transdisciplinarity

Sometimes.

Cooperation

Trying to work on eye-level with every partner.

Qualitative assessment Inclusiveness

Sometimes, e.g. the "Jungforschertage" in Obergurgl, Ötztal, deals with the Alpine Environment.

Cooperation Quality

Good cooperation between the partners.

Role of External Partners

We work together with external partners in fields which are not present at the University, e.g. arts and music.