Schools and Informal Science Settings: Collaborate, Co-Exist, or Assimilate?

Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM | Nature of science
Organization:
Brooklyn College, CUNY, The American Museum of Natural History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Description: 

In this metalogue we build on the arguments presented by Puvirajah, Verma and Webb to discuss the nature of authentic science learning experiences in context of collaborations between schools and out-of-school time settings. We discuss the role of stakeholders in creating collaborative science learning practices and affordances of out of school time and formal science learning contexts. We contend that authentic science learning experiences are those where science learning happens within a social milieu and advocate for true collaborations between schools and informal settings in ways that emphasize the goals of the collaboration and strengths of each setting.

Citation
DOI:
10.1007/s11422-012-9399-x
ISSN:
1871-1502
Publication Name: 
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Volume: 
7
Number: 
2
Page Number: 
409

Team Members

Preeti GuptaPreeti GuptaAuthor
Amy DeFeliceAmy DeFeliceAuthor

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