WSF 2009 Conference is really in approach. This year there is going to be a juvenile section too, in which NYEX has already participated many times (last time Peggy Connolly and Peter Csermely honored it with their presence). We would like to make even more profound preparations, but for this we will surely need your help.
Please fill in the questionnaire below and help us with your responses to as many questions as possible. Answers are kindly awaited until 15th Dec (a few sentences for each question).
In case you are in connection with other national (or regional) organizations that improve the abilities of the talented, please do include them too. We would honestly rejoice over the opportunity if you all could contribute to our future success.
We are really looking forward to your contribution, for which we would like to say thanks in advance.
This questionnaire helps the organizers of the 2009 World Science Forum in Budapest (http://www.sciforum.hu) to present the ideas of talent support movements in science education to the session on young scientists.
Please select as many questions to respond as you wish. The more you try the more helpful your ideas will be.
·What are the best practices of science education in your country you would recommend to others? Why? Could you envision the adaptation of these best practices in other countries? What do you believe to be the limitations of this? Are you aware of any teaching methods in science education of your country, which have been adopted from other countries?
·How can we identify those students who are interested in science and engineering as early as possible? How is it possible to motivate them and raise their interest towards scientific research in early age?
·How can we identify giftedness and talents in science education? What type of special science education programs can be offered for them?
·What types of special programs are you aware of for the disabled or socially disadvantaged? How is it possible to increase the proportion of women in science?
·Do you consider teacher’s education and vocational training in science education appropriate in your country? Do teachers have adequate training and help to identify and improve talents?
·How can science- and innovation-interested students be motivated to increase their cooperation and entrepreneurial behavior? How we help them to accommodate the needs and demands of the industry and the market even at the earliest stage of their innovation?
Please send your questionnaire to mate.olah (at) gmail.com.