Making Science Matter: Collaborations Between Informal Science Education Organizations and Schools

Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2010
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Community Outreach Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Library Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
Rural
Organization:
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Exploratorium, King's College London, Lesley University, American Museum of Natural History, SRI International, Saint Louis Science Center, New Visions for Public Schools, Queens Public Library, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, University of Pennsylvania
Description or Abstract: 

This white paper is the product of the CAISE Formal-Informal Partnerships Inquiry Group, which began work during a July 2008 ISE Summit organized by CAISE. Their examination of what the authors call "the hybrid nature of formal-informal collaborations" draws on relevant theoretical perspectives and a series of case studies to highlight ways in which the affordances of formal and informal settings can be combined and leveraged to create rich, compelling, authentic, and engaging science that can be systematically developed over time and settings.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0638981
Funding Amount: 
5500856
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
1212803
Funding Amount: 
1182597

Team Members

George HeinAuthor
Maritza MacdonaldMaritza MacdonaldAuthor
Diane MillerDiane MillerAuthor
Dolores RootDolores RootAuthor
Lorna Rudder-KilkennyLorna Rudder-KilkennyAuthor
Susan YoonSusan YoonAuthor

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