Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base (formerly the ISE Evidence Wiki) is a collaboratively generated resource designed to streamline access to and share evidence about the impacts of informal STEM learning on a range of audiences in a variety of settings. Articles in the Knowledge Base are intended to be evidence-supported claims that can be referenced when developing proposals or "making the case" for a strategy or approach to funders and stakeholders, as well as to see what is known and emerging in the field.

Are you interested in contributing to the Knowledge Base? Contact caise@informalscience.org in order to edit existing articles or to create new ones.

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  • Evaluation & Assessment

    There is a great need to develop assessment practices within informal science learning environments that can keep up with the innovations in the field and support both practice and research. The need...

  • Evaluation & Assessment

    Broadly speaking, engagement is associated with motivation, persistence, achievement within and outside of science (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004; Wang & Eccles, 2010; Ainley &...

  • Evaluation & Assessment, Design Principles

    The original entry was based on an informalscience.org forum discussion on the topic and draws from the contributions of multiple people who participated in the forum. Design-based research (DBR) and...

  • Online & Mobile Technology | Evaluation & Assessment

    To measure participation in an informal, online learning environment, what evidence do we look for? Which environments do we include and exclude? Do we agree on what learning is? What counts as...