Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments

Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Book
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions, Informal/Formal Connections
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
National Academy of Sciences
Description or Abstract: 

Based on the National Research Council study, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, this book is a tool that provides case studies, illustrative examples, and probing questions for practitioners. In short, this book makes valuable research accessible to those working in informal science: educators, museum professionals, university faculty, youth leaders, media specialists, publishers, broadcast journalists, and many others. Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures, have a positive learning experience.

Citation
ISBN:
0-309-13674-1
Publication Name: 
Informal Environments for Learning Science

Team Members

Marilyn FenichelMarilyn FenichelAuthor
Heidi SchweingruberHeidi SchweingruberAuthor

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