The NRC and NSF frameworks for characterizing learning in informal settings: comparisons and possibilities for integration

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Report | Reference Materials
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Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Education and learning science | General STEM
Allen & Associates, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Recent work in the informal science education (ISE) field has begun to systematically categorize aspects of learning in a variety of ways. Most notable are the “Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education” (Friedman, A. (Ed.), 2008, henceforth ‘NSF’) and “Learning Science in Informal Environments” (LSIE, National Research Council, 2009, henceforth ‘NRC’). Both frameworks have potential implications for assessment as well as project planning.

Team Members

Sue AllenAuthor
Rick BonneyAuthor

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