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University for children: the magic of light
Author(s): Dan Curticapean

Paper Abstract

The University for Children is a very successful event aiming to spark children’s interest in science, in this particular lecture in Optics and Photonics. It is from brain research that we know about the signifi-cant dependence of successful learning on the fun factor. Researchers in this field have shown that knowledge acquired with fun is stored for a longer time in the long-term memory and can be used both more efficiently and more creatively [1], [2]. Such an opportunity to inspire the young generation for science must not be wasted. The world of Photonics and Optics provides us with a nearly inexhaustible source of opportunities of this kind.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 966604 (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2207932
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Dan Curticapean, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9666:
11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
K. Alan Shore, Editor(s)

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