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  • Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is the final report of the Open University’s RCUK-funded Public Engagement with Research Catalyst, ‘An open research university’, a project designed to create the conditions in which engaged research can flourish. The report describes an evidence-based strategy designed to embed engaged research within the University’s strategic planning for ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves. It is clear that participation in online communities is important for many young people, but less clear how this translates into civic or political engagement. This volume examines the ... »
  • Date: 05/24/2001
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Science beyond the schoolhouse is the subject of this close-up look at informal science--education in non-traditional settings, including Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, zoos, aquariums, and public television. More than a dozen writers draw on personal experiences to tell why they became informal science educators and how they use the history and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Millions of children visit virtual worlds every day. In such virtual play spaces as Habbo Hotel, Toontown, and Whyville, kids chat with friends from school, meet new people, construct avatars, and earn and spend virtual currency. In Connected Play, Yasmin Kafai and Deborah Fields investigate what happens when kids play in virtual worlds, how this ... »
  • Date: 04/26/2017
    Resource Category: Book
    The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the issues of scientific literacy in a dozen countries, as well as the actions taken to address the distinct problems they face. It also presents some experiments that are conducted there. This dossier was produced as part of Les Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science ... »
  • Date: 04/12/2001
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This volume explores the integration of recent research on everyday, classroom, and professional scientific thinking. It brings together an international group of researchers to present core findings from each context; discuss connections between contexts, and explore structures; technologies, and environments to facilitate the development and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Today we have access to an almost inconceivably vast amount of information, from sources that are increasingly portable, accessible, and interactive. The Internet and the explosion of digital media content have made more information available from more sources to more people than at any other time in human history. This brings an infinite number ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Young people's use of digital media may result in various innovations and unexpected outcomes, from the use of videogame technologies to create films to the effect of home digital media on family life. This volume examines the core issues that arise when digital media use results in unintended learning experiences and unanticipated social ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Today educational activities take place not only in school but also in after-school programs, community centers, museums, and online communities and forums. The success and expansion of these out-of-school initiatives depends on our ability to document and assess what works and what doesn’t in informal learning, but learning outcomes in these ... »
  • Date: 05/24/2009
    Resource Category: Book
    Most environmental learning takes place outside of the formal education system, but our understanding of how this learning actually occurs is in its infancy. By surfing the internet, watching nature documentaries, and visiting parks, forests, marine sanctuaries, and zoos, people make active choices to learn about various aspects of their ... »

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