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Convergent learning from divergent perspectives: Final evaluation report

July 20, 2023 | Informal/Formal Connections, Media and Technology, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Public Programs

Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives is a project developed through a partnership between The Ohio State University (OSU) STEAM Factory and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), both located in Columbus, OH. The project brought together researchers from different disciplines to communicate their research in a variety of informal learning settings. The primary goal of the project was to develop a program through which researchers would create collaborative, multidisciplinary learning content around convergent themes for public audiences of all ages in unstructured and semi- structured learning environments. Through this program, the project intended to increase the likelihood that researchers from different disciplines, and representing potentially divergent perspectives on a topic, would work together more often, learn from one another, and better communicate science to the public.

This document is the final evaluation report for the project, which focuses both on formative evaluation of the collaborative+interdisciplinary presentation creation process and summative evaluation of audience learning outcomes. 


  • Justin Reeves Meyer
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Center for Research and Evaluation COSI
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    Center for Research and Evaluation COSI
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    Center for Research and Evaluation COSI
  • Citation


    Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
    Award Number: 1811119
    Funding Amount: $1,206,073.00
    Discipline: Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science | General STEM
    Audience: Adults | Evaluators | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Youth/Teen (up to 17)
    Environment Type: Informal/Formal Connections | Higher Education Programs | Media and Technology | Games, Simulations, and Interactives | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Events and Festivals

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