Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits

January 1st, 2009 | RESEARCH

Learning Science in Informal Environments draws together disparate literatures, synthesizes the state of knowledge, and articulates a common framework for the next generation of research on learning science in informal environments across a life span. Contributors include recognized experts in a range of disciplines--research and evaluation, exhibit designers, program developers, and educators. They also have experience in a range of settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, aquariums, zoos, state parks, and botanical gardens. Learning Science in Informal Environments is an invaluable guide for program and exhibit designers, evaluators, staff of science-rich informal learning institutions and community-based organizations, scientists interested in educational outreach, federal science agency education staff, and K-12 science educators.


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Team Members

National Research Council, Contributor
Philip Bell, Author, University of Washington
Bruce Lewenstein, Editor, Cornell University
Andrew Shouse, Editor, National Research Council
Michael Feder, Editor, National Research Council


Identifier Type: ISBN
Identifier: 0-309-11955-3


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: IMD
Award Number: 0348841
Funding Amount: 1226501

Related URLs

Learning Science within Informal Environments
Full Text from National Academy Press


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Films and IMAX | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs