publication . Article . 2009

Learning science in informal environments: people, places and pursuits. A review by the US National Science Council (Italian original version)

Paola Rodari;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2009 Journal: JCOM: Journal of Science Communication (issn: 1824-2049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sissa Medialab
In January this year, the US saw the publication of the preview of an impressive review work on the practices and the studies concerning learning science outside schools and universities, i.e. what is referred to as informal education.The document, promoted by the National Science Council of scientific academies (National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine), is the result of the work by a committee comprising 14 specialists who collected, discussed and then organized hundreds of documents on pedagogical premises, places, practices and pursuits concerning scientific informal education.Nobody doubts that museums, magazine...
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Public communication of and discourses on science and technology, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Science (General), Q1-390

3 Tra gli studi pubblicati si veda tra l'altro: C. Schreiner and S. Sjøberg, Science education and youth's identity construction - two incompatible projects?, in: D. Corrigan, J. Dillon and R. Gunstone (eds.), The Re-emergence of Values in the Science Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers 2007, disponibile al sito; S. Sjøberg, Science and scientists: The SAS-study Cross-cultural evidence and perspectives on pupils interests, experiences and perception, Acta Didactica 1, University of Oslo, Revised and enlarged version, 2002; E.W. Jenkins and N.W. Nelson, Important but not for me: students' attitudes towards secondary school science in England, Research in Science & Technological Education, 23(1) May 2005; J. Osborne et al., What “Ideas-about-science” should be taught in School Science?, Journal of Research in Science Teaching 40(7), 2003.

4 Il documento più recente pubblicato a questo proposito viene dal Department for Business, Innovation and Skills del governo inglese: The Government's Approach on Public Dialogue on Science and Technology, http://www.sciencewise-erc-gov-uk; un interessante progetto per la formazione alla cittadinanza scientifica, sempre dal Regno Unito, è Citizenscience:; sull'educazione alla cittadinanza scientifica si veda anche: L. D'Angelo, P. Rodari and F. Sgorbissa (eds), Science Education for the Development of European Citizenship. Suggestions, proposals, data and results from a Comenius 2.1 European Project, Trieste, Sedec 2008.

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