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  • Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category!: Report
    This infographic presents goals, outcomes, and results from the Inspiring Meaningful Programs and Communication Through Science (IMPACTS) project. ... »
  • Date: 12/18/2017
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Staff facilitators in museums and science centers are a critical but often overlooked component of the visitor experience. Despite assertions about the important role they play in visitor learning, there continues to be almost no research to understand staff facilitation in these settings or identify effective practices. To address these gaps, we ... »
  • Date: 04/13/2017
    Resource Category!: Survey
    This assessment is based on the three vertices of a triangle composed of cognition, observation, and interpretation, all of which converge on the nature of science, the relevance of science to everyday life, and decision-making behaviors. We chose one measure from Conley, Pintrich, Vekiri, & Harrison (2004). This measure encompasses four ... »
  • Date: 10/03/2017
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The Society for Science and the Public’s Advocate Grant Program provides selected Advocates with funding, resources, and information. Advocates include classroom teachers, school and district administrators, university professors, and informal science educators in community-based programs. The role of the Advocate is to support three or more ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    As the maker movement is increasingly adopted into K-12 schools, students are developing new competences in exploration and fabrication technologies. This study assesses learning with these technologies in K-12 makerspaces and FabLabs. Our study describes the iterative process of developing an assessment instrument for this new technological ... »
  • Date: 05/02/2017
    Resource Category!: Report
    The development of character is a valued objective for many kinds of educational programs that take place both in and outside of school. Educators and administrators who develop and run programs that seek to develop character recognize that the established approaches for doing so have much in common, and they are eager to learn about promising ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2017
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This study explored how different presentations of an object in deep space affect understanding, engagement, and aesthetic appreciation. A total of n = 2,502 respondents to an online survey were randomly assigned to one of 11 versions of Cassiopeia A, comprising 6 images and 5 videos ranging from 3s to approximately 1min. Participants responded to ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2017
    Resource Category!: Report
    This purpose of this review was to identify characteristics common across professional development frameworks within emerging professions (i.e. fields that are not regulated or licensed) and to identify practices and heuristics from those fields that could inform our work. The review began with; 1) creating a protocol for searching for frameworks ... »
  • Date: 06/05/2017
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    Community collaboration and empowerment was identified by the GENIAL organizers as an important theme to include in the Summit. Informal STEM learning (ISL) organizations strive to engage Latino audiences in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming on a long-term basis and recognize the importance of understanding the ... »
  • Date: 11/28/2017
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This article aims to present a critical analysis of the book entitled “Creative Research Communication ― Theory and Practice”, written by Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp (Manchester University Press, 2016). We aim to present the structure of the book, highlighting its strengths and successes. Although some chapters focus on the UK, the book ... »

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