Informal Science Education in Formal Science Teacher Preparation

Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Resource Type:
Edited Chapter | Research Products | Literature Review | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
University of Maryland, College Park
Description: 

This chapter examines what is known about the use and the potential of including informal science education in formal science teacher preparation. The chapter’s first section provides an introduction to the argument for innovation in formal science teacher preparation and the potential positive inclusion of informal science education. The second section provides a definition with conceptual understandings and common features of informal science education. The third section presents a review of the literature on including informal science education in formal science education for preservice teachers. The chapter closes by presenting implications for science education researchers.

Citation
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-4020-9041-7_72
ISBN:
978-1-4020-9040-0
Publication Name: 
Second International Handbook of Science Education
Volume: 
24
Page Number: 
1097

Team Members

J. Randy McGinnisJ. Randy McGinnisAuthor
Phyllis KatzPhyllis KatzAuthor
Gili Marbach-AdGili Marbach-AdAuthor
Amy DaiAmy DaiAuthor

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