Bringing Research on Learning to Practitioners in Informal Science Environments

March 1st, 2007 - February 28th, 2011 | PROJECT

The Board on Science Education at the National Research Council of the National Academies will develop practitioner-focused resources based on a synthesis study on Learning Science in Informal Environments (LSIE), a comprehensive review of educational research funded through a previous NSF award. Project deliverables will consist of a publication, video and digitized web resources designed to guide the application of the research findings presented in the LSIE report. The goals of this project are to support efforts to advance science education for diverse learners, to bridge research and practice, and to provide the broader informal science education communities access to research-generated knowledge. The project will greatly extend the impact of the synthesis study by making evidence-based approaches more widely available and utilized by informal science educators and insitutions.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments

Team Members

Heidi Schweingruber, Principal Investigator, National Academy of Sciences


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0646987
Funding Amount: 420000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media