Regional Academy OWL: Concept of a Multidimensional Enrichment Programme

Claas Wegner, Stephanie Ohlberger


The enrichment programme “Regional Academy OWL” is an extracurricular project for the promotion of gifted pupils aged 12 - 16. It was founded by the Department of Didactics of Biology at Bielefeld University and has taken place once a year since 2010 in cooperation with the district government Detmold. Several other cultural and educational institutions of the region are involved as well. The programme’s objective is to convey new knowledge in an action-orientated and interesting way without neglecting the fun of learning in small groups during two to three-day workshops. The thematic scope of the project is quite broad and includes the areas of natural sciences, technology, media, social sciences and arts. Apart from the mere acquisition of knowledge, there is also a focus on social competences.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082

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