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Inquiry, agency, and science learning in afterschool

August 1, 2011
This study investigates the relationship between science learning, science learning identities, and student agency. To support the development of science learning identities, the authors argue for the need to provide children/youth with opportunities to engage with science in ways that meaningfully blend the world of science with students' social worlds. This paper can help ISE educators leading youth programs consider the ways they listen to voices and interests of children/youth in order to affirm and support their development of identities as productive science learners.


  • BB 2015 leaves2
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    Discipline: Education and learning science | Social science and psychology
    Audience: Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators

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