Enriching and Expanding the Possibilities: Research-Practice Partnerships in Informal Science

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Resource Type:
Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Resource Centers and Networks, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs, Higher Education Programs
Audience: 
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
University of Washington, Exploratorium, University of Colorado, Boulder
Description or Abstract: 

In this paper, the authors synthesize three types of research-practice partnerships (RPPs) for informal learning. The article includes descriptions of example partnerships between local researchers and informal educators from the Hive NYC Learning Network, Community Practice Research Collaboration, and California Tinkering Afterschool Network. The synthesis paper concludes with a review of characteristics commonly found in partnerships in informal science education.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ITEST
Award Number: 
1238253
Document:

Team Members

Jean RyooAuthor
Bill PenuelAuthor

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