indicators (key performance indicators)

To improve EscoLab it is essential to maintain dialogue and compile the remarks of those who take part in the program: teachers, students and research staff. With the aim of collecting their opinions and points of view, we have carried out different assessment models.

Thanks to all those who have sent suggestions, have filled in forms or have participated in the interviews.

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How teachers rate EscolaLab?

Most of the teachers rate Escolab very positively. 97% of teachers would repeat the experience and evaluate the overall activity as satisfactory or excellent (between 90 and 100% of teachers select these two options, depending on the edition).

The aspects with most positive feedback are the contents, appropriateness of language according to the age, and the number of students taking part in the activity. The majority of teachers believe that the researchers who have completed the activity have given a clear presentation, have measured time and resources appropriately and have been able to attract the student’s interest, adding new knowledge to the subject.

The most common suggestion for improvement is to try to increase the number of activities, because most of them are filled the same day that the registration period opens in early September. For more information, please review the assessment results for the 2012-2013 , 2013-2014 , 2014-2015 , 2015-2016 , 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 editions.

How research staff rate EscoLab at 2017-2018?

  • Unsatisfactory (1)
  • Low Satisfactory (7)
  • Satisfactory (20)
  • Very Satisfactory (83)
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How research staff rate EscoLab?

During the 2012-2013 academic year, we conducted a study to characterize the role and involvement of the research staff in the activities. The main objective was to get further knowledge about their professional and vocational profile, to understand better their relationship with other agents (teachers, students and EscoLab organizers), to know the methodology applied and the tools and resources they develop for these practices, and highlight the advantages of their expertise when performing outreach tasks.

The study arose as a combined initiative between the organizers from EscoLab and the Observatory of Promotion of Science (Observatori de la Difusio de la Ciencia, ODC) of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). The ODC scientific team Dra. M. Teresa Escalas Tramullas and Moira Costa Calsamiglia, with the advice of Dra. Isabel Ruiz Mallen. Coordinating the project are Diana Vicente Escobar (Institute of Culture), Maria Molins Guillemi (Institute of Education) and Bruna Espar Gasset (Escolab Coordinator). Very soon we will be publishing the results and you will be able to check them in this section.

Evaluation of researchers

Avaluació investigadors


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How students rate EscoLab?

The overall assessment has been satisfactory (59%) or highly satisfactory (39%). 90% said they have learned a lot and 98% said they have understood the concepts discussed. The most mentioned has been the opportunity to see how the scientists work in research centers real labs. Most of them have been surprised by some particular aspects of research and they have valued very positively the participation on the workshops.

Other assessment studies
The study called EXODI (¿Do we Explain or do we Discuss?) was conducted in 2014 to evaluate the students and the outreach activities (including some activities of EscoLab). EXODI was coordinated by The Observatory for the Promotion of Science UAB (Observatori de la Difusió de la Ciència de l’UAB) in co-operation with several universities and supported by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología, FECYT). The aim of EXODI was to analyze the presence and intensity of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in outreach activities.

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escolab@ · 22/02/2019 16:26

Benvolguda nuria.rubio@, tal i com s'indica en la darrera frase del mail d'avís d'alliberament de places: "Si tardeu en sol·licitar la reserva, és possible que un altre usuari ho faci abans que vosaltres". Si l'activitat surt amb el signe + en vermell, és que ja ha estat reservada per una altra escola abans. En aquests moments, les llistes d'espera són molt llargues i s'ha d'anar ràpid a fer la reserva. Salutacions i sort a la propera.

nuria.rubio@ · 22/02/2019 15:50

Bona tarda, acabo de rebre aquest missatge, però he mirat totes les dates i em posa que estan exhaurides, quin és le dia alliberat? CTIVITAT Recerca i càncer: saps què fa un investigador per lluitar contra els tumors? Éreu a la llista d'espera i en aquests moments l'activitat ha passat a tenir places disponibles! Si encara voleu apuntar-vos-hi, heu d'anar al web d'EscoLab i sol·licitar la reserva. L'avís s'ha enviat a tots aquells usuaris que eren a la llista d'espera de l'activitat mencionada. Si tardeu en sol·licitar la reserva, és possible que un altre usuari ho faci abans que vosaltres.

eac2222@ · 18/02/2019 15:21

A nosaltres també ens ha passat que hem rebut la informació de la inscripció quan la majoria de xerrades ja estaven exhaurides. Fa uns mesos ens vam posar en contacte i ens van assegurar que rebriem la informació així que la tinguessin. Sap greu.

mmarti37@ · 18/02/2019 10:43 · Related activity "El cervell humà"

Bon dia, cada curs sol·licitem alguna activitat en la setmana del cervell. Tenim 3 grups de 1r d'ESO i si quedés alguna vacant no sé si seria possible marcar 3 xerrades en 2 dies. Moltes gràcies Mireia Martínez Tomé (directora institut Jaume Balmes)

mserranoalbaladejo@ · 13/02/2019 13:22 · Related activity "Solar Photovoltaic Energy [anglès]"

Hola, estaríem interessats a fer la activitat. Encara hi ha places? Cóm podríem aconseguir places? Professora: MªÁngeles Serrano Centre: CEIR-ARCO Aragón. Telèfon: 646 78 93 95 Moltes gràcies.

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