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  • Date: 12/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper begins by questioning the narrow definition of learning used in much present writing concerning lifelong learning, which tends to focus on the purported economic and societal benefits of prolonging and widening participation in formal education and training programmes. In contrast, much valuable and non-trivial learning already goes on ... »
  • Date: 11/30/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Magnet Lab has a strong commitment to education. Through the Center for Integrating Research & Learning, the lab supports educational programming at all academic levels: K-12, technical, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral. Please explore the links listed to the left to find out more about the depth of our educational resources for ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Inventure Place will present "Interactive Experiences Introducing Polymer Science." This planning grant will enable Inventure Place and its partner, the College of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Akron, to conduct audience research and prototyping and resolve design issues for the development of an integrated program of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History will develop "Texas Dinosaurs: How Do We Know? -- Regional Dissemination of Science Inquiry Exhibits and Educational Programs on Paleontology." This will be a major permanent and portable exhibition project that will be accompanied by an array of educational programs for formal and informal audiences ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New Jersey Academy of Natural Sciences, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the New Jersey State Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo request $957,158. The consortium of Philadelphia area science museums jointly with community-based organizations will design and implement a science experience that will stimulate, encourage, and enrich ... »
  • Date: 09/30/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Phase I SEPA proposal supports a consortium of science and education partners that will develop System Dynamics (SD) computer models to illustrate basic health science concepts. The consortium includes Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Portland Public Schools (PPS), Saturday Academy, and the Portland VA Medical Center. SD is a ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Delta Research and Education Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) request $50,000 to plan a project titled: Parents as Partners in Science, Mathematics and Technology. The planning process will use focus groups involving 15-25 participants in seven geographical sites. During the planning process, ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association for Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) will gather data and develop a report to the field on mathematics activities in science museums. The purpose of the Small Grant for Exploratory Research (SGER) grant is to support initial research on the current status of mathematics in science museums, to document exemplary models for the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Astronomical Society of the Pacific requests $1,348,428 to enhance the dissemination of Project ASTRO in communities by building new capability into an existing network to serve the "whole family". Family ASTRO will consist of the following components: Six Family Astronomy Kits, in English and Spanish, each consisting of a suite of hands-on ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The California State University, Los Angeles (CSLA) ACCESS Center [consortium] requests $216,949 to pilot a collaborative with the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services Community Centers and several community-based organizations to provide informal science experiences to underserved 11-14 years old youth and their families ... »

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