Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Films and IMAX, Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science
Organization:
National Research Council, University of Washington, Cornell University
Description or Abstract: 

Learning Science in Informal Environments draws together disparate literatures, synthesizes the state of knowledge, and articulates a common framework for the next generation of research on learning science in informal environments across a life span. Contributors include recognized experts in a range of disciplines--research and evaluation, exhibit designers, program developers, and educators. They also have experience in a range of settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, aquariums, zoos, state parks, and botanical gardens. Learning Science in Informal Environments is an invaluable guide for program and exhibit designers, evaluators, staff of science-rich informal learning institutions and community-based organizations, scientists interested in educational outreach, federal science agency education staff, and K-12 science educators.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
IMD
Award Number: 
0348841
Funding Amount: 
1226501
Citation
ISBN:
0-309-11955-3

Team Members

Philip BellAuthor
Andrew ShouseAndrew ShouseEditor

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