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Intersections of Formal and Informal Science

1st Edition

Edited by Lucy Avraamidou, Wolff-Michael Roth


242 pages

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Science learning that takes place between and at the intersections of formal and informal science environments has not been systematically reviewed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the existing knowledge base. Bringing together theory and research, this volume describes the various ways in which learning science in various settings has been conceptualized as well as empirical evidence to illustrate how science learning in these settings can be supported.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Intersections of Formal and Informal Science Lucy Avraamidou & Wolff-Michael Roth Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives 1. Learning: From Transitive Construction to Intransitive Becoming Wolff-Michael Roth 2. Free Choice Learning: What Does it Mean?Laura Martin 3. Attention to Content: Some Lessons from School-oriented Education ResearchMarianne Achiam & Jan Alexis Nielsen 4. The Museum of Pink: Retheorizing the Science MuseumBronwyn Bevan 5. Beyond Formal and Informal Justin Dillon Part 2: Learning Science in Diverse Settings 6. Videomaking Projects in STEM Afterschool Clubs: A Space-Time Analysis of one Production and its Implicit Dialogue Among Identities, Ways of Knowing and Doing in and with Science Irene Rahm 7. When Science Is Someone Else’s World Emily Dawson 8. Teachers in the Outdoors: Bridging Formal and Informal PracticesTali Tal, Mordechai Aviam, Rachel Levin Peled, Nirit Lavie Alon 9. The Long-term Influence on Three Classroom Teachers of Leading an Afterschool Science Enrichment Program: When Identities ConvergePhillys Katz 10. Integrating Mobile Technologies into Outdoor Education to Mediate Learners’ Engagement with NatureLucy McClain & Heather Toomey Zimmerman 11. The Desired Role of Scientists in Bringing Authentic Scientific Practices into Classrooms: From Post-Cold-War Reforms to Next Generation ScientistsAsli Sezen-Barrie Part 3: University and Informal Science Intersections 12. Collaborating across the University/Informal Boundary: Broader Impacts through Informal Science Education Karen Knutson & Kevin Crowley 13. Museums as Sites for Learning the Art of EducationDavid Anderson 14. Breaking Dichotomies: Learning to be a Teacher of Science in Formal and Informal SettingsPreeti Gupta, Cristina Trowbridge & Maritza Macdonald 15. City-as-Lab Approach for Urban STEM Teacher Learning and Teaching Jennifer Adams, Eleanor Miele & Wayne Powell 16. The Promise of Collaboration: Classroom Teachers and the Use of Informal Science ResourcesJames Kisiel 17. Stories of Self and Science: Tracing Preservice Teachers’ Identity Work Across Informal Science ExperiencesLucy Avraamidou Epilogue: Looking Back to Look ForwardWolff-Michael Roth & Lucy Avraamidou

About the Editors

Lucy Avraamidou is an Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Wolff-Michael Roth is Lansdowne Professor of Applied Cognitive Science, University of Victoria, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
SCIENCE / General