Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning: A Consensus Study

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to Friday, September 30, 2016
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Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
National Academy of Sciences

The National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Science Education will identify an expert study committee to develop a report identifying the criteria for successful out-of-school STEM learning based on evidence from successful practice. The committee will be informed by commissioned papers and by a 2-day public workshop that explores the current evidence. The report will be written for policy-makers, funders, non-profit and private industry representatives, and other representatives from civic society. The primary goal of the report will be to help these audiences better understand and more strategically support investments in out-of-school STEM education, and to encourage partnerships that promote the linking of out-of-school STEM learning to school-based learning. This study complements the NRC work done to produce the Successful K-12 STEM Education report and builds from prior NRC studies, especially Learning Science in Informal Environments, Surrounded by Science and Education for Work and Life: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.

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Team Members

Martin StorksdieckFormer Principal Investigator
Heidi SchweingruberHeidi SchweingruberPrincipal Investigator

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