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  • "Real World" Experiences Bring T and E Alive
    Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The article focuses on the survey titled, "Use of Informal Education Resources in Technology and Engineering Education" (ITEEA) on the informal science education (ISE) resources. In the survey, half of the respondents were not familiar with the term informal education (IE), even though it was clear by their responses to other questions. All of the ... »
  • Gravitating toward science: Parent–child interactions at a gravitational-wave observatory
    Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This research examined the nature of parent–child conversations at an informal science education center housed in an active gravitational-wave observatory. Each of 20 parent–child dyads explored an interactive exhibit hall privately, without the distraction of other visitors. Parents employed a variety of strategies to support their children's ... »
  • A Science Lesson Plan Analysis Instrument for formative and summative program evaluation of a teacher education program
    Date: 11/01/2008
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In evaluating the success of teacher development programs, valid and scalable measures of teaching practice are needed. We have developed and validated the Science Lesson Plan Analysis Instrument (SLPAI) for quantitative evaluation of teacher-generated multiday lesson plans. This paper presents the SLPAI as a complement to surveys and classroom ... »