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Structured youth programs: A review of the research

January 1, 2013 | Public Programs, Exhibitions
This 2006 paper reviews the ways in which structured informal learning programs for youth have been characterized in the research literature. The paper synthesizes opportunities for and challenges to research in this domain; it categorizes programs and gives concrete examples of various program types. A proposed Vygotskian research framework is organized around key dimensions of the informal learning context, including location, relationships, content, pedagogy, and assessment.


  • BB 2015 leaves2
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    Resource Type: Research Brief
    Discipline: Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science | General STEM | Literacy | Technology
    Audience: Museum/ISE Professionals
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Afterschool Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Theater Programs | Laboratory Programs | Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits

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