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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  • Underrepresented Audiences | Museums & Science Centers | Broader Impacts through ISE

    What do we mean by culturally relevant experiences? And the use of the concept and its relevance to informal STEM education institutions? To understand the concept, one must first look at the...

  • Teenagers (13-18), Underrepresented Audiences | Broader Impacts through ISE

    Informal science education has the potential to help merge the everyday lives of youth with the world of science by creating hybrid, or third, spaces of learning. In these environments, educators pay...

  • Children (6-12), Underrepresented Audiences | Programs | ISE Outcomes & Impacts

    The underrepresentation of women and people from other nondominant cultural groups in STEM is well documented (Taasoobshirazi & Carr, 2008; National Science Foundation, 2014 ). Lyon and Jafri (...

  • Children (6-12), Teenagers (13-18), Underrepresented Audiences | ISE Outcomes & Impacts

    Studies of mentoring and informal science programs have shown that adult mentors can play an important role in facilitating the development of positive identities for youth in ISE by providing youth...

  • Underrepresented Audiences | Exhibits, Programs, Libraries

    For decades, public libraries have evolved to become venues for informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, hosting programs and exhibits that inspire children and adults...

  • Children (6-12), Teenagers (13-18), Underrepresented Audiences | Broader Impacts through ISE, ISE Outcomes & Impacts

    It has been widely noted that diverse youth living in underserved communities often lack access to quality science instruction in schools and therefore, might be particularly well served by...

  • Underrepresented Audiences | Making and Tinkering

    What does equity in making mean and for whom it is equitable? The maker movement has garnered serious attention from education researchers and policy makers in the United States, and with it,...