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Commissioned Papers

Learning Science in Informal Environments: A Review of the Research Past, Present and Future

 

How Might Native Science Inform “Informal Science Learning?”

Bryan Brayboy and Angelina Castagno

 

Diverse Learning and Learner Diversity in “Informal” Science Learning Environments            

 

Shirley Brice Heath
Assessing Learning in Informal Science Contexts

Michael Brody, Art Bangert and Justin Dillon

 

Evaluation of Learning in Informal Learning Environments

Institute for Learning Innovation

 

Lifelong Learning and Technology

Casey Lindberg, Edwin Carstensen, and Laura Carstensen

 

Interest and Motivation in Informal Science Learning

 

K. Ann Renninger
Media-based Learning Science in Informal Environments

Saul Rockman, Kristen Bass, Jennifer Borse

 

Informal Science Learning in Afterschool Settings: A Natural Fit?

Sarah Schwartz and Gil Noam

 

 

These papers were commissioned for the Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments: A Review of the Research Past, Present, and Future through support from the National Science Foundation. These papers were presented at committee meetings between June 2006 and October 2007. Opinions and statements included in the paper are solely those of the individual author, and are not necessarily adopted or endorsed or verified as accurate by the Board on Science Education or the National Academy of Sciences, including the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, or National Research Council.

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