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  • Date: 03/31/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    After the first paradigm shift from the deficit model to two-way communication, the field of science communication is in need of a second paradigm shift. This second shift sees communication as an inherently distributed element in the socio-technical system of science and technology development. Science communication is understood both from a ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Collaboration efforts between educator preparation programs and children's science museums are important in assisting elementary pre-service teachers connect the theory they have learned in their classrooms with the actual practice of teaching. Elementary pre-service teachers must not only learn the science content, but how to effectively deliver ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The executive director of the Robert Bowne Foundation reflects on its decades of support for youth development programs. ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will produce and evaluate a pilot for a series of after school television program targeted at youth aged 9 -12. The series, which is based on the research into children's misperceptions about science conducted by the applicant, will help viewers make sense of often ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Recent data delivered by Eurobarometer show how Europeans tend not to perceive science and technology as important factors for the Europe’s future. While showing the scarce development of scientific culture in Europe, these data allow to understand how science and technology are exposed to risk of social marginalization, notwithstanding the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Zoffel, program administrator for the Noyce Leadership Institute, examines the three key components of the Noyce Leadership Fellows program that are designed to help science center leaders better engage the public in science learning. These key elements include self-assessment and pushing personal boundaries, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In a sustainable world, human needs would be met without chronic harm to the environment and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Addressing the grand challenge of sustainability, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a coordinated research and education framework, called the Science, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes the IMLS-sponsored Museum Learning Collaborative (MLC), a partnership which strives to develop and pursue a research agenda that can support the development of a cumulative body of knowledge on museum learning. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Summative evaluation plays a critical role in documenting the impacts of informal science education (ISE), potentially contributing to the ISE knowledge base and informing ongoing improvements in practice and decision-making. In response to the growing demand for capacity-building in ISE evaluation, this paper presents a framework for summative ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer DeWitt, a research fellow at King's College London, presents a Framework for Museum Practice that she and her colleague Jonathan Osborne developed to help science centers and museums maximize the educational potential of field trips. This framework is intended to help museum educators develop resources to enhance teacher ... »