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Dear teacher! Welcome to the “Meet a researcher” service! By enrolling to the service, you will get a chance to host a virtual visit of a researcher.

The purpose of the service is to enable researcher’s virtual visits to schools and to institutes with upper secondary education (general upper secondary schools and vocational institutions). Visits will be carried out via Skype or via some other video chat service. The length of the visit is usually one lesson. To help the researcher to prepare the lesson, the questions related to the relevant topic will be formulated by the pupils/students and sent to the researcher beforehand.

Schools and teachers may enrol to the service by filling in the enrollment forms in which questions, such as the preferred topic of researcher’s visit and the age of pupils/students, are asked. Researchers enroll to the service with another enrollment form in which they tell e.g. their field and topic of research. In the next phase, the coordinator of the service matches enrolled schools and researchers with each other. The researcher and the school will get each other’s contact information and agree on a suitable schedule and other details related to the visit. Once the visit has taken place, we hope that both participants will fill the feedback form.

Please enrol only one virtual visit in one enrollment form. In other words, if you wish to have several virtual visits (e.g. with different topics), fill in separate enrollment forms for each of these.

School/teacher

  • Enrolls to the service by filling up the enrollment form
  • Agrees with the researcher about the date and time of the virtual visit (contact information of the researcher will be delivered by the coordinator of the service)
  • Asks the pupils/students to come up with questions related to topic in question and sends those to the researcher
  • Arranges the lesson in which the virtual visit takes place
  • Fills in the feedback form once the virtual visit is over

Researcher:

  • Enrolls to the service by filling up the enrollment form
  • Agrees with the teacher about the date and time of the virtual visit (contact information of the teacher will be delivered by the coordinator of the service)
  • Prepares the lesson after receiving the pupils/students questions from the teacher. Short demos and other “extras” are warmly encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • Participates to the lesson as an virtual visitor
  • Fills in the feedback form once the virtual visit is over
  • We are happy to give any technical assistance needed if e.g. programmes like Skype can not be downloaded to the computers. If this is a problem, we can guide you to services like Appear.in, which do not need any downloading. Please let us know if you seek assistance like this by adding few sentences to the form’s question number 6.

By enrolling to the service you give Young Academy Finland a permission to handle your personal information as part of Meet a researcher service. Your personal information will not be handed to forward.

In case you have questions, Katri Rostedt from Young Academy Finland is happy to help you! You can contact her via email