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- dissertation :: Craig, J. M. (2102). An Exploration of Learning in a Living History Museum: Family Groups, Costumed Interpreters, their Interactions, and the Making of Meaning. University of Virginia.
- conference :: Riedinger, K. (2013, January). Students’ construction of identity as a learner of science during learning conversations: Implications for the professional development of educators in informal science education. Poster session presented at Association for Science Teacher Education 2013 International Conference, Charleston, SC.
- journal :: Murmann, M., Avraamidou, L. (2013). Animals, emperors, senses: Exploring a story-based learning design in a Museum setting. International Journal of Science Education.
- journal :: Zwart, C., Justin, R., David, F., Ganesh, T. (2013). Hand Drawn: Lessons on Neuromuscular Control and Prosthetic Hand Design. Science Scope, 36(3), 46-53.
- journal :: Katz, P., McGinnis, J. R., Riedinger, K., Marbach-Ad, G., Dai, A. (2013). The Influence of Informal Science Education Experiences on the Development of Two Beginning Teachers’ Science Classroom Teaching Identity. Journal of Science Teacher Education.
- periodical :: Riedinger, K. (2012, March/April). Family Conversations in Informal Learning Environments. Childhood Education, 125-127.
EventsMay 19-22, 2013
AAM 2013 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
October 19-22, 2013
2013 ASTC Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall
April 3- 7, 2014
AERA Annual Meeting
May 18-21, 2014
AAM 2014 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
New Research Resource for Researchers » A new website, http://research2practice.info, provides open access to scores of current peer-reviewed STEM education research studies. Papers from more than 10 mainstream educational journals have been reviewed and then distilled into short briefs written by people familiar with the out-of-school science sector. Led by researchers from the Exploratorium Center for Informal Learning and Schools, the University of Washington LIFE Center, and King's College London, the project is funded by the National Science Foundation and is an experiment to see if current peer-reviewed educational research can be made available, accessible, and useful to informal science educators. The website is browsable, searchable, and sortable. Briefs will continue to be loaded over the summer, and you can sign up to be tweeted or receive a monthly digest to be kept up to date with what is being published. http://research2practice.info
ILER-SIG » Check out the new community pages for the Informal Learning Environments Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
The 2010 User-Friendly Handbook For Project Evaluation
This handbook is a revision of the National Science Foundation 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation (NSF 02-057). It provides project directors and principal investigators working with NSF with a basic guide for evaluating NSF's educational projects.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0610348. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.