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  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    America's adult populace has failed to keep pace with the rapid inundation of science-centric knowledge affecting nearly every facet of personal, familial, and communal life. With three out of eveiy four American adults considered scientifically illiterate, adult civic science literacy (CSL) has reached alarmingly low levels. The purpose of this ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article examines how school library programs are uniquely suited to initiate innovative thinking on how to leverage resources such as science fiction to help young people see the value of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in their daily lives. The authors report on the Sci-Dentity project launched in January 2012 which ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Operation Magpie was a citizen science project that involved the community in collecting data about magpies. This article describes one aspect of the project from an education perspective. The study began with a collaboration of teacher educators, environmental scientists and a local radio station. After an initial workshop with 75 teachers, three ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, I review recent findings in cognitive neuroscience in learning, particularly in the learning of mathematics and of reading. I argue that while cognitive neuroscience is in its infancy as a field, theories of learning will need to incorporate and account for this growing body of empirical data. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    There is little evidence that the prevailing strategies of science education have an impact on the use and interpretation of science in daily life. Most science educators and science education researchers nonetheless believe that science education is intrinsically useful for students who do not go on to scientific or technical careers. This essay ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study provides a historical overview of the development of the instructional television as a tool within the context of science education. The technology was traced from its beginning as experiments in public service broadcasting by universities and television networks, though closed circuit, cable, and commercially produced science-related ... »