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Title: Importance and challenges of research cooperations between secondary schools and universities - using the example of the project "My heart and I - togehter healthy"
Authors: Szabo, Barbara 
Schweiger, Karin 
Keywords: Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2012::Sozialwissenschaften;Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2012::Humanmedizin, Gesundheitswissenschaften
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2014
Project: Sparkling Science 
Abstract: Introduction: “Sparkling Science” is a programme of the Austrian ministry of science and research, which aims to establish networks between secondary schools and research institutions in order to increase the interest of adolescents in science. Objectives: The aim of the Sparkling science project “My heart and I – together healthy” –a two-year project of the FH Burgenland in cooperation with the Ecole HBLW Güssing – was to raise health consciousness of pupils in a secondary school and to offer them an opportunity to gain an insight into health promotion and social sciences. Methods: The didactic concept on which the project was based on is the constructivist didactics. In particular innovative learning methods like peer group teaching were used. Results: During the project researchers and pupils together set different scientific and health promoting activities: In order to develop research competencies of adults pupils conducted a quantitative online survey concerning smoking. In addition they carried out telephone interviews within the evaluation of an actual project concerning heart health in Austria and prepared scientific works. In a next step pupils, teachers and researchers planned, organized and implemented health promotion projects at school like creating the school cafeteria healthier. Another project was “3.000 steps more” which aimed at improving physical activity behaviour of teachers and pupils. Conclusions: Besides the cooperation between the secondary school and the university also other organizations were part of the project. This broad cooperation lead to many synergies but also challenges, which have to be met at organizational and political level.
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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