Lab_13 Scientist in Residence – Finland

As part of Ignite!’s development of Lab_13 International, a network of labs in schools run by children, we are seeking a Scientist in Residence for Lab_13 Koli, a village school in North Karelia, Finland.  This is a short contract of 3 weeks to work with the school and the Koli National Park visitors’ centre.

Lab_13 is a space where children not only learn science, but learn how to be scientists; it is a space, usually in primary schools, that pupils manage for their own experiments and investigations, prompted by their imagination, creativity and curiosity, and guided by a Scientist (or engineer, or inventor) in Residence (SiR). Outcomes include increased confidence in designing their own programmes of learning, in communication skills, and in attainment across other subjects. Plus increased confidence in other teachers (especially for science).

Children using Lab_13 blog about their activities here.

In Koli you will be working with the school population of 22 pupils, aged 7 to 14, to create a space for research and experiment; and with the National Park visitors’ centre to provide a community resource (a Community Curiosity Lab).

There will also be an opportunity to work with the Koli village Artist in Residence, and of course to observe the much praised Finnish education system at first hand.

We are looking for your three weeks availability between 14 August and 10 September.  Flights, accommodation and a per diem will be paid.

For further information, a person spec and job description and information on Lab_13 please contact Rick Hall

Closing date Monday 22 May.