Annette Scheersoi

Annette Scheersoi
University of Bonn | Uni Bonn · Department of Biology Education

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Introduction
Annette Scheersoi currently works at the Department of Biology, University of Bonn. Annette does research in Biology Education with a special focus on Out-of-Classroom experiences and interest development. She has a special interest in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Zoology and Botany. Research approach: 'Design Based Research'; mixed methods
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April 2013 - present
University of Bonn
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  • Professor (Full)
October 2012 - March 2013
University of Cologne
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Publications (63)
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Society's species knowledge is very low, yet a broad and deep knowledge of species, also known as species literacy, is crucial for protecting our environment. Accordingly, focusing out-of-school educational programmes on improving species literacy could be a promising way to adequately address the current biodiversity crisis. Developing and maintai...
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Der voranschreitende Verlust von Artenkenner:innen stellt uns bei der Bekämpfung der Biodiversitätskrise vor große Herausforderungen. In der breiten Bevölkerung sind die Kenntnisse über Artenvielfalt besonders gering. Dieses Wissen spielt jedoch eine zentrale Rolle beim Erhalt unserer Biodiversität. Die Förderung von Interesse an Artenvielfalt und...
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Communicating the topic of conservation to the public and encouraging proenvironmental behaviors can mitigate loss of biodiversity. Thus, the evaluation of educational efforts is important to ascertain the educational effects and provide high-quality conservation education. The learning outcomes of conservation education are diverse (e.g., attitude...
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Vor dem Hintergrund des dramatischen Verlustes von Artenvielfalt und Biomasse bei Insekten wurden naturpädagogische Bildungsangebote konzipiert, um das Interesse von Jugendlichen an heimischen Insekten und deren Wertschätzung zu fördern. Dieser Beitrag widmet sich der Frage, wie sich der direkte Umgang mit diesen Tieren im Rahmen von Freilandexkurs...
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In the last decades, secondary school students have indicated a low interest in science and a lack of awareness of authentic science careers that may impede their aspiration to work in science-related fields in future. To raise students’ aspirations, several studies used context-based approaches, but few integrated career aspects into the school cu...
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In den letzten Jahrzehnten ist nicht nur ein erheblicher Verlust an biologischer Vielfalt zu verzeichnen, zeitgleich nehmen die Kenntnisse von Tier- und Pflanzenarten sowie taxonomisches Wissen bei Expert:innen, aber auch in der breiten Bevölkerung, drastisch ab. Da dieses Wissen grundlegend für die Fähigkeit ist, unsere Umwelt zu schützen, kommt s...
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Rising public interest in biodiversity issues is crucial to address the challenges of the declining insect populations. Interest is an important learning prerequisite and a central motivational precondition for the willingness to protect biodiversity. Following the “Person-Object-Theory of Interest”, this PhD-project asks how interest in insects ca...
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Studies show that in recent decades there has not only been a significant loss of biodiversity, but also of species identification and taxonomy knowledge, also known as species literacy. However, it is knowledge of species that is needed to adequately address the biodiversity crisis. Our aim is to design innovative educational offers, to increase a...
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Modern exhibitions in natural history museums need to address contemporary challenges and wicked problems such as biodiversity loss. Museums can play a key role in engaging the public in environmental issues. The challenge is to design effective learning experiences that foster the visitor’s knowledge, attitudes and biodiversity awareness. Natural...
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Um der Biodiversitätskrise, dem Verlust von Naturerfahrungen (Soga & Gaston 2016) und der niedrigen Artenkenntnis in der Bevölkerung (Schulemann-Maier & Munzinger 2018) zu begegnen, sind gezielte Umweltbildungsangebote erforderlich. Dieses Projekt geht der Frage nach, wie außerschulische Lernumgebungen und Naturerfahrungen gestaltet sein sollten, u...
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High achievers with low self-efficacy in science lack interest in choosing science studies and careers. Wide-ranging knowledge of specific working life skills in science-related careers can help students identify their own strengths in science. This improves their self-efficacy beliefs in science and further promotes interest in pursuing science st...
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Arousing higher public interest in biodiversity issues is crucial to address the challenges of declining insect populations. Interest is regarded as an important learning prerequisite in both in-school and out-of-school settings as well as a central motivational precondition for the readiness to protect biodiversity. Following the “Person-Object-Th...
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Eine Gruppe besucht am Wochenende ein Naturkundemuseum. Die Besucherinnen und Besucher gehen an einigen Objekten achtlos vorbei. Andere Objekte hingegen wecken ihr Interesse und regen zum genaueren Hinsehen an.
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Ein großer Zoo in Deutschland gestaltet mit erheblichem Aufwand einen Lehrpfad zur Evolution des Menschen. Ziel des Evolutionspfades ist es zu vermitteln, dass Menschen und Menschenaffen einen gemeinsamen Vorfahren haben.
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Vor dem Hintergrund der Biodiversitätskrise (Cardinale et al., 2012) und der geringen Artenkenntnis in der Bevölkerung (Schulemann-Maier & Munzinger, 2018) kommt gezielten Umweltbildungsangeboten ein hoher Stellenwert zu. Aufgrund der zentralen ökologischen Bedeutung von Insekten (Weisser & Siemann, 2008) stellt dieses Forschungsprojekt die Förderu...
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Environmental Education is of increasing importance and there is a need to raise awareness and educate society to understand the value of biodiversity and sustainable behaviour. We wanted to find out if natural history dioramas can be effective tools for environmental learning. Data were collected in a German natural history museum at an African Sa...
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Originally, natural history dioramas were a nineteenth century development, but they have evolved with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies. More recently they focus on the changes during the Anthropocene era and how such information can be effectively accessed and understood by visitors. This chapter is the introduction t...
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Dioramas are an established form of exhibit in museums. From the early 1900s, with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies, natural history dioramas evolved in response to the changes in entertainment, expectations and expressed needs of museum visitors. The challenge has always been to provide meaningful, relevant experience...
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Gender disparities in STEM fields have been under extensive study, the focus of which has been on future career aspirations. However, the primary phases in gender differences are still ambiguous when examined from this perspective, possibly due to the fact that most of the studies have targeted samples of upper secondary school or college students....
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Lernen im Museum, Charakteristika von Dioramen, Studien zur Interessenentwicklung an Dioramen
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This book focuses on socio-cultural issues and the potential of using dioramas in museums to engage various audiences with – and in – contemporary debates and big issues, which society and the natural environment are facing, such as biodiversity loss. From the early 1900s, with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies, this ge...
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This book presents the history of natural history dioramas in museums, their building and science learning aspects, as well as current developments and their place in the visitor experience. From the early 1900s, with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies, this genre of exhibits evolved in response to the changes in entert...
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Interesse gilt als eine der wesentlichen Voraussetzungen für gelingendes Lernen und ist deshalb auch in der Naturwissenschaftsdidaktik zentraler Forschungsgegenstand. ImBereich der pädagogisch-psychologischen Rahmungen von Interesse lassen sich zwei Schwerpunkte identifizieren: Zum einen die Charakterisierung von aktuellen und langfristigen Interes...
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Die Präsentation gibt Einblicke in den theoretischen Hintergrund, das methodische Vorgehen sowie erste Ergebnisse dieser design-based research Studie zur Ermittlung von Gestaltungsmerkmalen didaktischer Handreichungen und Materialien, die sich im Speziellen förderlich auf das Interesse von Kindern an der Natur auswirken und allgemein die frühe natu...
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Der Rückgang von Insekten im Rahmen der globalen Biodiversitätskrise ist aufgrund ihrer hohen ökosystemischen und wirtschaftlichen Bedeutung alarmierend (Weisser & Siemann 2008, Bauer & Wing 2016; Hallmann et al. 2017). Gleichzeitig wird ein Rückgang an Experten im Bereich der Artenkenntnis und Taxonomie beklagt (Wägele et al. 2011, Frobel & Schlum...
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Die besonderen Potenziale außerschulischen Biologielernens sind unumstritten. Sie basieren vor allem auf der direkten Begegnung mit Naturobjekten und auf authentischen Kontexten. Auch die in Bildungsstandards geforderte naturwissenschaftliche Grundbildung der breiten Bevölkerung zeigt sich nicht in erster Linie im Klassenraum, sondern außerhalb der...
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School students demonstrate a lack of interest in choosing science studies and science-related careers. To better understand the underlying reasons, this study aims to examine secondary school students’ perceptions of working life skills and how these perceptions relate to the skills of the twenty-first century. The participants in this study were...
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Führungen können den Besuch von Schulklassen an außerschulischen Lernorten bereichern. Das „Entdeckermobil” ist eine Möglichkeit, Lehrkräfte mit einem praxistauglichen Konzept und dazu passenden Arbeitsmaterialien zu versorgen, damit sie diese Führungen selbst übernehmen und damit individuell auf die Bedürfnisse ihrer Schülerinnen und Schüler einge...
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Der Transfer von Forschungsergebnissen in die Praxis erweist sich auch in der Biologiedidaktik als zäh. Die theoriebildende Grundlagenforschung steht oft der praxisorientierten Anwendungsforschung gegenüber. Durch diese starke Polarität wird der Transfer von Innovationen aus der Theorieforschung in die Praxis erschwert. Ein integrativer Forschungsa...
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We consider that natural history dioramas are one of the most effective museum exhibit genres for the teaching and learning of many aspects of biology. Dioramas have been, hitherto, a rather neglected area of museum exhibits, butaissance is beginning for them and their educational importance in contributing to peoples understanding of the natural w...
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Some dioramas are more attractive to museum visitors than others. These dioramas catch the visitors' interest and make them stop and look closer. Such situational interest is essential for learning as it can hold the visitors’ attention and render them open to accommodate new knowledge. A study was conducted in three German natural history museums...
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This book brings together in a unique perspective aspects of natural history dioramas, their history, construction and rationale, interpretation and educational importance, from a number of different countries, from the west coast of the USA, across Europe to China.Itdescribes the journey of dioramas from their inception through development to visi...
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This paper presents the work done by FP7 project Pri-Sci-Net (grant no. 266647) and which aims to promote the uptake of inquiry-based learning approaches at primary level across Europe with children aged 3–11 years. The main project outcomes include developing a shared understanding of inquiry-based learning when relating to young children, helping...
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Zusammenfassung In naturkundlichen Dioramen werden Lebewesen in einem Umgebungskontext gezeigt. Die Illusion in einen Lebensraum hineinzublicken, wird durch die besondere Art der Hintergrundbemalung, die eine gewisse Raumtiefe suggeriert, verstärkt. Im Unterschied zur isolierten Präsentation von Tier-und Pflanzenobjekten in klassischen Ausstellungs...
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In a German botanic garden, Kindergarten children were presented opportunities for first hand observations of plants. The experiences were facilitated by educators from the venue who did not instruct but provided challenges and supported the children during their investigations. We wanted to find out if this approach facilitated the development of...
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This paper combines 4 presentations making up a symposium. Inquiry-based learning in science has been advocated by the European Commission at both primary and secondary level of education (Rocard et al, 2007) However, changes in science pedagogy across Europe has proved to be a challenge. In addition cultural and linguistic contexts of learning and...
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This paper combines 4 presentations making up a symposium. Inquiry-based learning in science has been advocated by the European Commission at both primary and secondary level of education (Rocard et al, 2007) However, changes in science pedagogy across Europe has proved to be a challenge. In addition cultural and linguistic contexts of learning and...
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There are two voices at zoos and aquariums, that of the visitor and that of the park itself. Through capturing and analyzing the conversations of visitors to each other, their voices can be understood. Such content can reveal the extent these visitors hear and assimilate the voice of the park presented through a variety of media, particularly graph...
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Das Angebot ist groß – die Biologie ist zum Greifen nah: Zoos, Botanische Gärten und Museen bieten Einblicke in die Tier‐ und Pflanzenwelt und ermöglichen vielen Menschen den unmittelbaren Kontakt mit biologischen Phänomenen. Science Center laden dazu ein, mit spektakulären Experimenten die Naturwissenschaften zu entdecken. Aber tragen diese Angebo...
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Die zentrale Botschaft der Ausstellung ist: Die heutige Vielfalt der Lebenswelt ist historisch gewachsen, sie hat sich in der Geschichte verändert und ist weiter in stetigem Wandel. Besonders die Eingangsstation beeindruckt dazu mit Originalen von Tieren und Pflanzen. Die Vielfalt der Menschen zeigt die Station „Gesichter“, in die die Betrachter du...
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Evolution is a central biological topic but its teaching is very challenging: aside from creationist movements, the biological topic is complex and everyday conceptions which are not in accordance with scientific conceptions are widely spread. Educational programs and exhibitions on evolution have been organized in out-of-school learning environmen...

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