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  • Date: 03/06/2016
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    Research on mathematical reasoning and learning has long been a central part of the classroom and formal education literature (e.g., National Research Council, 2001, 2005). However, much less attention has been paid to how children and adults engage with and learn about math outside of school, including everyday settings and designed informal ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2014
    Resource Category: Report
    This working white paper begins the process of establishing a research agenda for how to use adult volunteers most effectively to engage K-12 students in STEM subjects. It does so by describing a comprehensive review of the literature, searching for articles and papers about programs designed to increase student interest, engagement, participation ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2013
    Resource Category: Report
    This report addresses findings from the Bilingual Exhibit Research Initiative (BERI), a National Science Foundation-­‐funded project (NSF DRL#1265662) through the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. This Pathways (planning grant) project was a 3-­‐year project designed to better understand current practices in bilingual exhibitions ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2013
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    The Girls RISEnet project convened an international community to explore the role of science centers in issues of gender equity in STEM learning. This effort resulted in two major products, including this international literature review that synthesizes what is known about how science centers and museums contribute to girls' engagement with STEM, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    The following document summarizes results from a literature review conducted in Fall 2004 to inform the development of a nationwide research project that will explore universal access to the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in museums. Through this project, the Museum of Science, with four collaborating ... »