Inspiring the young to study physics
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Identifying good practice, surveying the provision of physics outreach activities and identifying inspirational factors behind the decision to study physics, are the main priorities of Working Group 1 ``Inspiring young people to study physics''. To pursue these objectives, actions within the network are forseen :
Creating a questionnaire on inspirational factors to be distributed largely to first year students at partner universities.
Interviewing pupils, students, media personalities and others on the topic of ``Inspiring Young People to Study Physics''
The collection of national data on recruitment trends in physics across the partner countrie.
Inventories of good practice in school-university cooperation and students' competitions using questionnaires for teachers and secondary school students on activities that inspire young people to study physics
Methodology, preliminary results and good practices within the scope of WG1 were presented in Helsinki during the HOPE Annual Forum 2014.
All contributions presented in Helsinki are available here.
Final Report :
Marek Trippenbach University of Warsaw P04 : matri[at]fuw.edu.pl
Elzbieta Stephan University of Silesia P68 : elzbieta.stephan[at]us.edu.pl