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  • Date: 08/19/2011
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded an Informal Science Education (ISE) grant, since renamed Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) to a group of institutions led by two of the University of California, Davis’s centers: the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences ( ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The NSF-funded 400 Years of the Telescope project was a unique partnership among a public television station, a production studio, two planetariums and a leading astronomical society in the United States. Its five main components included a one-hour PBS documentary, a 22-minute planetarium program, a website with astronomical infromation, "star ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Summative
    As teachers respond to the demands of educational reform and strive to meet increasing pressures of educational benchmarks and standards, there is less and less time to utilize innovative teaching techniques. Education reform expectations, coupled with increasing class size and shrinking budgets has significantly impacted the way that science ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes findings from a Ph.D. study of visitors, particularly non-museum visitors, at two university art museums in Hong Kong. This study contributes to the literature on museum education in Hong Kong, which is a relatively new area of study in Asia. This study is also the first museum visitor survey done on a university population in ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2008, Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) conducted summative evaluation of Absolute Zero, a collaborative effort of the University of Oregon's Cryogenic Helium Turbulence Laboratory and Twin Cities Public Television. The films were produced by Meridian/Windfall Productions, Washington DC, and/Windfall Films in London, UK. Outreach was ... »
  • 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: 02/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The Luce Foundation Center (LFC) of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (hearafter, American Art or the Museum) ran an alternate reality game (ARG) titled PHEON as an online game application on Facebook from October 2010 through September 2011. The game built upon the success of the Museum's previous ARG, Ghosts of a Chance (GOAC; Goodlander, 2009 ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The aim of the work reported here has been to give an overview of the support that the informal sector provides for learning and engagement with science. In addressing this goal, we have taken the view that engagement with science and the learning of science occur both within and without schools. What is of interest is not who provides the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) is a 40 question, 4-factor survey designed to measure high school and college students’ attitudes toward mathematics. Unlike other math assessments, the ATMI was designed to be brief while also capturing multiple factors that contribute to one’s attitude about math. ... »
  • Date: 08/04/2010
    Resource Category: Survey
    The Undergraduate Engineering Mentor instruments are used to measure the impact of peer mentoring (or similar peer support activities) on the undergraduate women students who serve as the mentors during peer mentoring. ... »

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