Currently conducted research

In 2016 and 2017 we will be focusing on the practical and symbolic accessibility of the Copernicus Science Centre offer with regard to different groups of visitors.

Photon

A study of the ways and differences in the ways of using the Photon robot in different learning contexts, depending on the gender and age of the users. The project is co-financed by NCRD.

Dream Constructors

A study of the impact of the Dream Designers project on the popularisation of a construction-based educational approach among teachers. The study will help identify which actions are conducive to the development of such an approach.

Science for You

A study of the level of scientific capital and cognitive motivation among students visited by the Copernicus Science Centre mobile exhibition as part of the Science for You project (formerly EducoBus). Moreover, the observations and interviews conducted during the qualitative research will make it possible to describe the relationship between teacher training, the presence of Young Explorer’s Clubs and skill-related stereotypes and the way in which the exhibitions are used.

Science Picnic: evaluation

A participant satisfaction survey for the 22nd Science Picnic. The results of the survey will make it possible to verify the appropriateness of changes in the formula and programme of the Picnic.
Science Picnic »

CANSAT: evaluation

A study of selected teams participating in the CanSat programme, aimed at investigating the role of various factors that influence the achievements in the project and the impact of the project on participants and the school environment. The results of the study will allow for better adjustment of educational projects to the assumed objectives.

A study of the “Waking the Kraken” workshop in a physical lab: evaluation

The aim of the study is to formulate recommendations on how to construct a workshop scenario in order to make it educationally effective. The results are intended to help identify mechanisms that encourage the stimulation of situational interest in students and verify whether this interest translates into educational effects. The study will help better plan research activities as part of the Modular Natural Science Labs project (MPP).
Waking the Kraken »

Natural objects in Science Centres

A study monitoring how natural objects function in the environment of exhibits that illustrate certain phenomena – on the example of a meteorite at the Copernicus Science Centre. The study will make it possible to determine the specificity in the experience of object and phenomenon-based exhibits by visitors.

The CSC’s views about itself and its visitors

A cyclical quantitative survey providing demographic information and information on the level of satisfaction among visitors of the Copernicus Science Centre.
Research reports »