“STELLA 2011 - School for Training in Experiments with Lasers and Laser Applications”: Short-term evaluation by quantitative methods
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e Matematica, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione “Riccardo Massa”- Universita’ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 20162 Milano, Italy
3 Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and C.N.I.S.M., via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como, Italy
Revised: 4 October 2011
Published online: 7 December 2011
STELLA School is an advanced education program in laser physics for PhD and postdoctoral students in which highly qualified training in experimental techniques was delivered directly by using top-level research equipment. Its basic idea is born from the very idea which has seeded the birth of universities in the Middle Age: the inherent unity between research and education. This paper describes a study of a short-term survey that investigates the agreement of the students with some core ideas of the School as well as their general satisfaction as a marker of the robustness of the School method.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2011