A framework to define Imagination in STEM

Date: 
Monday, January 10, 2022
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Conferences
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Museum of Science, Boston
Description: 

Across literature on STEM practice and STEM education, definitions of "imagination" vary in a number of ways. The visual tool below presents a way to organize the characteristics of these definitions along three dimensions: essence, ways of thinking, and context. Using this framework, you can build definitions of imagination relevant to your work.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906899

Team Members

Becki KiplingPrincipal Investigator
Christine ReichChristine ReichCo-Principal Investigator
Sarah MaySarah MayCo-Principal Investigator

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