IDB Briefly Noted: No. 7 : December, 2010: Building a Future of Inquisitive Scientists in Peru
Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Norsworthy, Marcelo; Thompson, Jennelle
Peru's Ministry of Education has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and LEGO Education to develop a program that helps children improve their ability to solve scientific problems using a set of curriculum materials that is affordable and can be brought to a national scale. Working in teams on problems that capture their interest, students devise solutions, reflect on what they build while solving the problem, and apply what they have learned to new challenges. This brief describes a pilot initiative and its evaluation design and baseline.