publication . Article . 2009

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

Paola Rodari;
Open Access
  • Published: 21 Sep 2009 Journal: Journal of Science Communication, volume 8 (issn: 1824-2049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sissa Medialab
Abstract
<jats:p>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...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Learning sciences, Political science, Public relations, business.industry, business, Social science education, Science, technology, society and environment education, Science communication, Outline of social science, Science education, Public communication of and discourses on science and technology, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Science (General), Q1-390
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