Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity

Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Edited Chapter
Environment Type: 
Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Families | Parents/Caregivers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Organization:
University of Pittsburgh
Description: 

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.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
9815021
Publication Name: 
Learning Conversations in Museums
Document:

Team Members

Melanie JacobsMelanie JacobsAuthor

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