Review of Informal Science Learning

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions, Informal/Formal Connections
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Education and learning science | General STEM
GHK Consulting, Brand Drive Ltd, Red Kite Advice and Consulting Ltd, Wellcome Trust

This report, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, provides a review of the value of informal science learning to science education in the UK. The study seeks to provide: a better understanding of the scope of informal science learning, its theoretical base and the types of change it can bring about in the understanding of and attitudes towards science; recommendations for robust methods for evaluating the impact of informal science learning, based on an analysis of practice in the field; recommendations on reaching deprived learners, schools and families; and recommendations based on best practice in linking informal and formal learning.

Team Members

Richard LloydRichard LloydAuthor
Ross NeilsonRoss NeilsonAuthor
Suzanne KingSuzanne KingAuthor
Mark DyballMark DyballAuthor

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