Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity

January 1st, 2002 | RESEARCH

In this chapter we introduce the notion of islands of expertise, explore links between related socio-cultural and information processing theory, and overview a study of family conversations while parents and children look at authentic and replica fossils in a museum.


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Team Members

Kevin Crowley, Author, University of Pittsburgh
Melanie Jacobs, Author, University of Pittsburgh


Publication: Learning Conversations in Museums


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 9815021

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Edited Chapter | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits