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A poster on topic "IWSSP - A Curious Science Education Experiment"
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* Gabriel Szasz [1]

[1] Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science,
Masaryk University, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic

## Abstract

We summarize the science education experiment carried out by Department of
Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
in Brno, in year 2008.  The experiment was conducted in by a T.A. of the
“Introduction to Physics of Stellar Systems” course.  The enrolled undergraduate
students were enforced to make a contribution to the workshop named
“International Workshop on Stellar System Physics” (IWSSP).  Workshop topics
thoroughly covered part of the mandatory curriculum, thus it was still valid
part of the classes; nevertheless, the form of IWSSP mimicked real international
scientific workshop.  This sudden change of the whole frame of reality had
remarkable impact on students’ engagement and also their understanding of the
subject.  Due to outstanding success, the experiment was repeated in 2010, with
the same positive outcome.  Unfortunately, IWSSP has never become genuine part
of the curriculum.

## E-print releases

* [v1.0](https://github.com/gszasz/iwssp-poster/releases/tag/v1.0)

## Credits

Both `iwssp-poster.tex` and `chicagodis.sty` were derived from the `jinegal`
LaTeX project created by Jiri Krticka available at:

* http://physics.muni.cz/~krticka/jinegal.tgz