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  • Date: 12/30/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Archaeology education activities in informal science learning settings are an underutilized, but effective strategy for teaching science inquiry skills in socially and culturally relevant contexts. This project investigated the potential for archaeological content and inquiry strategies to help informal science learning institutions increase ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    A workshop on science journalism organised at SISSA of Trieste, Italy a few weeks ago outlined scenarios that should serve as a source for debate among professionals and scholars to grasp how information activities regarding science, medicine and technology will evolve in the next few years. It is a time of great uncertainty, yet a common path to ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    For the NSF ISE QUEST Regional Hub Collaborative project, KQED's QUEST series Executive Producer Sue Ellen McCann assembled teams from six public media organizations around the country. The project was founded on two deceptively straightforward goals: the adaptation of a successful multi-media production model and the creation of a content-sharing ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Leigh, educational services director at Explora, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lauren Russell, acting Portal to the Public director at Pacific Science Center, explains how the Portal to the Public program at eight science centers and museums put scientists face to face with the public. These programs provide scientists with ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper examines "New Faces, New Places: An Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math," a program designed to promote the formation of 4-H STEM programs to engage urban youth in science learning. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    During the preparation of the 2010 Science & Engineering Indicators, there arose a concern about measures of public knowledge of science, and how well they capture public knowledge for Chapter Seven of the Indicators. A workshop at NSF in October 2010 concluded that the process of measuring and reporting public knowledge of science should ... »
  • Date: 09/27/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Recognizing that the Maker movement embodies aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning that are the hallmarks of effective education — deep engagement with content, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, learning to learn, and more — NYSCI, in collaboration with Dale Dougherty and Tom Kalil, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston, (MOS) is conducting a multi-phase project that builds on the groundwork laid by the 2009 report of the NSF/ISE-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Inquiry Group on the "public engagement with science" model (PES) in informal science education. In comparison to the Public Understanding ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will engage underserved Native and non-native youth and adults in environmental science content and awareness through innovative exhibitions and hands-on activities. Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and western science will be communicated and promoted within culturally relevant contexts as valuable, complementary ways of ... »
  • Date: 08/26/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study investigated the professional identity development of teacher candidates participating in an informal afterschool science internship in a formal science teacher preparation programme. We used a qualitative research methodology. Data were collected from the teacher candidates, their informal internship mentors, and the researchers. The ... »

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