Architecting Learning Continuities for Families Across Informal Science Experiences

Architecting Learning Continuities for Families Across Informal Science Experiences
Author: Suzanne Marie Perin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecting Learning Continuities for Families Across Informal Science Experiences Book Excerpt:

By first recognizing the valuable social and scientific practices taking place within families as they learn science together across multiple, everyday settings, this dissertation addresses questions of how to design and scaffold activities that build and expand on those practices to foster a deep understanding of science, and how the aesthetic experience of learning science builds connections across educational settings. Families were invited to visit a natural history museum, an aquarium, and a place or activity of the family’s choice that they associated with science learning. Some families were asked to use a set of activities during their study visits based on the practices of science (National Research Council, 2012), which were delivered via smartphone app or on paper cards. I use design-based research, video data analysis and interaction analysis to examine how families build connections between informal science learning settings. Chapter 2 outlines the research-based design process of creating activities for families that fostered connections across multiple learning settings, regardless of the topical content of those settings. Implications of this study point to means for linking everyday family social practices such as questioning, observing, and disagreeing to the practices of science through activities that are not site-specific. The next paper delves into aesthetic experience of science learning, and I use video interaction analysis and linguistic analysis to show how notions of beauty and pleasure (and their opposites) are perfused throughout learning activity. Designing for aesthetic experience overtly – building on the sensations of enjoyment and pleasure in the learning experience – can motivate those who might feel alienated by the common conception of science as merely a dispassionate assembly of facts, discrete procedures or inaccessible theory. The third paper, a case study of a family who learns about salmon in each of the sites they visit, highlights the contributions of multiple sites of learning in an ecological view of learning. Finally, the dissertations’ conclusion highlights the broad implications for conceiving of the many varied learning settings in a community as an educational infrastructure, and reflections on using aesthetic experience for broadening participation the sciences through the design of informal environments.

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities
Author: Deborah Corrigan,Cathy Buntting,Alister Jones,John Loughran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN: 3319897616
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities Book Excerpt:

This book presents research involving learning opportunities that are afforded to learners of science when the focus is on linking the formal and informal science education sectors. It uses the metaphor of a "landscape" as it emphasises how the authors see the possible movement within a landscape that is inclusive of formal, informal and free-choice opportunities. The book explores opportunities to change formal school science education via perspectives and achievements from the informal and free-choice science education sector within the wider lifelong, life-wide education landscape. Additionally it explores how science learning that occurs in a more inclusive landscape can demonstrate the potential power of these opportunities to address issues of relevance and engagement that currently plague the learning of science in school settings. Combining specific contexts, case studies and more general examples, the book examines the science learning landscapes by means of the lens of an ecosystem and the case of the Synergies longitudinal research project. It explores the relationships between school and museum, and relates the lessons learned through encounters with a narwhal. It discusses science communication, school-community partnerships, socioscientific issues, outreach education, digital platforms and the notion of a learning ecology.

Reframing Science Teaching and Learning

Reframing Science Teaching and Learning
Author: David Stroupe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 1317272811
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reframing Science Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

Responding to recent reform efforts, such as the Next Generation Science Standards, which call for students to learn science practices, this book proposes a conceptual reframing of the roles of teachers and students in formal and informal science learning settings. Inviting the field to examine the state of "science practice," it provides concrete examples of how students, supported by the actions of educators, take on new roles, shifting from passive recipients of information to active participants in conceptual, social, epistemic, and material features of science work. Each chapter provides an examination of how and why science practice evolves in learning communities in which students and teachers negotiate disciplinary work; an analysis of how specific pedagogical and social actions taken by someone with authority (a teacher or other educator) provides opportunities for students to shape science practices; a set of concrete recommendations for working with young students in formal and informal learning settings; and a set of suggestions and questions to catalyze future research about and the evolving relationships between educators, students, and science practices in the field of science education. Showing how and why the conceptual ideas presented are important, and providing specific, actionable suggestions for teachers and other educators for their daily work, this book includes both elementary and secondary learning sites.

Sustaining TEL From Innovation to Learning and Practice

Sustaining TEL  From Innovation to Learning and Practice
Author: Martin Wolpers,Paul A. Kirschner,Maren Scheffel,Stefanie Lindstaedt,Vania Dimitrova
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN: 3642160204
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining TEL From Innovation to Learning and Practice Book Excerpt:

These proceedings of the ?fth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2010) exemplify the highly relevant and successful research being done in TEL. Because of this greatwork,this year’s conference focused on “Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice.” The last decade hasseensigni?cantinvestmentintermsofe?ortandresources(i.e.,time,people, and money) in innovating education and training. The time has come to make the bold step from small-scale innovation research and development to larg- scale and sustainable implementation and evaluation. It is time to show the world (i.e., government, industry, and the general population) that our ?eld has matured to the stage that sustainable learning and learning practices – both in schools and in industry – can be achieved based upon our work. ThepresentdayTEL communitynowfaces newresearchquestionsrelatedto large-scale deployment of technology enhanced learning, supporting individual learning environments through mashups and social software, new approaches in TEL certi?cation, and so forth. Furthermore, new approaches are required for the design, implementation, and use of TEL to improve the understanding and communication of educational desires and the needs of all stakeholders, ranging from researchers, to learners, tutors, educational organizations, companies, the TEL industry, and policy makers. And the TEL community has taken up this challenge. As one can see in this volume, in its ?fth year the conference was once more able to assemble the most prominent and relevant research results in the TEL area. The conference generatedmorethan150submissionswhichdemonstratesaverylivelyinterestin the conference theme, thus signi?cantly contributing to the conference’s success.

Preparing Informal Science Educators

Preparing Informal Science Educators
Author: Patricia G Patrick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN: 3319503987
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing Informal Science Educators Book Excerpt:

This book provides a diverse look at various aspects of preparing informal science educators. Much has been published about the importance of preparing formal classroom educators, but little has been written about the importance, need, and best practices for training professionals who teach in aquariums, camps, parks, museums, etc. The reader will find that as a collective the chapters of the book are well-related and paint a clear picture that there are varying ways to approach informal educator preparation, but all are important. The volume is divided into five topics: Defining Informal Science Education, Professional Development, Designing Programs, Zone of Reflexivity: The Space Between Formal and Informal Educators, and Public Communication. The authors have written chapters for practitioners, researchers and those who are interested in assessment and evaluation, formal and informal educator preparation, gender equity, place-based education, professional development, program design, reflective practice, and science communication. Readers will draw meaning and usefulness from the array of professional perspectives and be stimulated to begin a quest to scaffold programs and professional development around the frameworks described in this book.

Orchestrating Inquiry Learning

Orchestrating Inquiry Learning
Author: Karen Littleton,Eileen Scanlon,Mike Sharples
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 1136486348
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orchestrating Inquiry Learning Book Excerpt:

There is currently a rapidly growing interest in inquiry learning and an emerging consensus among researchers that, particularly when supported by technology, it can be a significant vehicle for developing higher order thinking skills. Inquiry learning methods also offer learners meaningful and productive approaches to the development of their knowledge of the world, yet such methods can present significant challenges for teachers and students. Orchestrating Inquiry Learning addresses the key challenge of how to resource and support processes of inquiry learning within and beyond the classroom. It argues that technological support, when coupled with appropriate design of activities and management of the learning environment, can enable inquiry learning experiences that are engaging, authentic and personally relevant. This edited collection of carefully integrated chapters brings together, for the first time; work on inquiry learning and orchestration of learning. Drawing upon a broad range of theoretical perspectives, this book examines: Orchestration of inquiry learning and instruction Trajectories of inquiry learning Designing for inquiry learning Scripting personal inquiry Collaborative and collective inquiry learning Assessment of inquiry learning Inquiry learning in formal and semi-formal educational contexts Orchestrating Inquiry Learning is essential reading for all those concerned with understanding and promoting effective inquiry learning. The book is aimed at an international audience of researchers, post-graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in education, educational technology and psychology. It will also be of interest to educational practitioners and policy makers, including teachers, educational advisors, teacher-students and their trainers.

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology
Author: Rosemary Luckin,Sadhana Puntambekar,Peter Goodyear,Barbara L Grabowski,Joshua Underwood,Niall Winters
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN: 1135118965
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Design in Educational Technology provides up-to-date, comprehensive summaries and syntheses of recent research pertinent to the design of information and communication technologies to support learning. Readers can turn to this handbook for expert advice about each stage in the process of designing systems for use in educational settings; from theoretical foundations to the challenges of implementation, the process of evaluating the impact of the design and the manner in which it might be further developed and disseminated. The volume is organized into the following four sections: Theory, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. The more than forty chapters reflect the international and interdisciplinary nature of the educational technology design research field.

Future Learning in Primary Schools

Future Learning in Primary Schools
Author: Ching Sing Chai,Cher Ping Lim,Chun Ming Tan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN: 9812875794
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Learning in Primary Schools Book Excerpt:

This edited book tells the story of the multifaceted efforts devoted by a “future school” in Singapore—The Nan Chiau Primary School—in shaping future learning. It documents the various measures implemented by one primary school to improve student learning outcomes in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment. With the current interest in Singapore’s “Masterplan for ICT (information and communication technology) in Education,” and the increasing focus on teaching and learning design by leading education researchers and professionals, this well-timed book will appeal to policy makers, educators and researchers.

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
Author: Susan Loucks-Horsley,Katherine E. Stiles,Susan Mundry,Peter W. Hewson
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1412974143
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics Book Excerpt:

The revised classic for designing mathematics and science professional development presents an updated planning framework and many professional development strategies and emphasizes continuous program monitoring and building professional cultures.

Virtual Society

Virtual Society
Author: Steve Woolgar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0199248753
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Society Book Excerpt:

This work investigates the precise effects on society of the new and much vaunted electronic technologies (ICTs). Are fundamental shifts already taking place in the way in which we behave, organize, and interact as a direct result of their implementation? Providing a comprehensive set of detailed empirical studies of the genesis and use of these new technologies, the book also presents some surprising counterintuitive results.

Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning

Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning
Author: Sasha Barab, PH D,Sasha Barab,Rob Kling,James H. Gray
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2004-03-29
ISBN: 9780521520812
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning Book Excerpt:

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Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education
Author: Susan S. Klein,Barbara Richardson,Dolores A. Grayson,Lynn H. Fox,Cheris Kramarae,Diane S. Pollard,Carol Anne Dwyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1317639618
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education Book Excerpt:

First published in 1985, the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education quickly established itself as the essential reference work concerning gender equity in education. This new, expanded edition provides a 20-year retrospective of the field, one that has the great advantage of documenting U.S. national data on the gains and losses in the efforts to advance gender equality through policies such as Title IX, the landmark federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, equity programs and research. Key features include: Expertise – Like its predecessor, over 200 expert authors and reviewers provide accurate, consensus, research-based information on the nature of gender equity challenges and what is needed to meet them at all levels of education. Content Area Focus – The analysis of gender equity within specific curriculum areas has been expanded from 6 to 10 chapters including mathematics, science, and engineering. Global/Diversity Focus – Global gender equity is addressed in a separate chapter as well as in numerous other chapters. The expanded section on gender equity strategies for diverse populations contains seven chapters on African Americans, Latina/os, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, American Indians, gifted students, students with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Action Oriented – All chapters contain practical recommendations for making education activities and outcomes more gender equitable. A final chapter consolidates individual chapter recommendations for educators, policymakers, and researchers to achieve gender equity in and through education. New Material – Expanded from 25 to 31 chapters, this new edition includes: *more emphasis on male gender equity and on sexuality issues; *special within population gender equity challenges (race, ability and disability, etc); *coeducation and single sex education; *increased use of rigorous research strategies such as meta-analysis showing more sex similarities and fewer sex differences and of evaluations of implementation programs; *technology and gender equity is now treated in three chapters; *women’s and gender studies; *communication skills relating to English, bilingual, and foreign language learning; and *history and implementation of Title IX and other federal and state policies. Since there is so much misleading information about gender equity and education, this Handbook will be essential for anyone who wants accurate, research-based information on controversial gender equity issues—journalists, policy makers, teachers, Title IX coordinators, equity trainers, women’s and gender study faculty, students, and parents.

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out of School Settings

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out of School Settings
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 0309373654
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out of School Settings Book Excerpt:

More and more young people are learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been increasing awareness of the value of such programs in sparking, sustaining, and extending interest in and understanding of STEM. To help policy makers, funders and education leaders in both school and out-of-school settings make informed decisions about how to best leverage the educational and learning resources in their community, this report identifies features of productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings. Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings draws from a wide range of research traditions to illustrate that interest in STEM and deep STEM learning develop across time and settings. The report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain programs. This report is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.

The Earth Observer

The Earth Observer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial satellites in earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth Observer Book Excerpt:

Social Learning Systems and Communities of Practice

Social Learning Systems and Communities of Practice
Author: Chris Blackmore
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1849961336
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Learning Systems and Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

Social Learning Systems and Communities of Practice is a collection of classical and contemporary writing associated with learning and systemic change in contexts ranging from cities, to rural development to education to nursing to water management to public policy. It is likely to be of interest to anyone trying to understand how to think systemically and to act and interact effectively in situations experienced as complex, messy and changing. While mainly concerned with professional praxis, where theory and practice inform each other, there is much here that can apply at a personal level. This book offers conceptual tools and suggestions for new ways of being and acting in the world in relation to each other, that arise from both old and new understandings of communities, learning and systems. Starting with twentieth century insights into social learning, learning systems and appreciative systems from Donald Schön and Sir Geoffrey Vickers, the book goes on to consider the contemporary traditions of critical social learning systems and communities of practice, pioneered by Richard Bawden and Etienne Wenger and their colleagues. A synthesis of the ideas raised, written by the editor, concludes this reader. The theory and practice of social learning systems and communities of practice appear to have much to offer in influencing and managing systemic change for a better world.

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age
Author: Helen Beetham,Rhona Sharpe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-04-19
ISBN: 1134132484
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age Book Excerpt:

Packed full with case studies from multi disciplines and with a helpful appendix of tools and resources, this book is an essential guide to effective design and implementation of sound e-learning activities.

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age
Author: Helen Beetham,Rhona Sharpe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 1136158049
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age Book Excerpt:

Through a critical discussion of the issues surrounding the design, sharing and reuse of learning activities, the second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age examines a wide range of perspectives on effectively designing and delivering learning activities to ensure that future development is pedagogically sound, learner-focused, and accessible. This powerful book: • examines the reality of design in practice • shares tools and resources to guide practice • analyses design within complex systems • discusses the influence of open resources on design • includes design principles for mobile learning • explores practitioner development in course teams • presents scenarios for design for learning in an uncertain future Illustrated by case studies from across disciplines and supported by a helpful appendix of tools and resources for researchers, practitioners and teachers, the second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age is an essential guide to designing for 21st Century learning.

Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments

Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments
Author: Durak, Gürhan,Çankaya, Serkan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN: 1522597816
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments Book Excerpt:

The use of technology has a profound influence in educational settings and has experienced significant paradigm shifts with the advents of e-learning and m-learning. As an expected consequence of the evolution of e-learning and m-learning and improvements in the capability of online networked technologies, educators from the fields of distance education and open and distance learning benefit from ubiquitous learning technologies and environments. With the rising import of flexibility and personalization of online learning programs, this new learning format is needed to accommodate shifting student needs. Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments is a critical scholarly resource that provides empirical and theoretical research focused on the effective construction and management of advanced online educational environments. Highlighting a variety of topics such as heutagogy, technology integration, and educational resources, this book is essential for educators, curriculum developers, higher education staff, practitioners, academicians, instructional designers, administrators, policymakers, and researchers.

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Cognitive Processes

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science  Cognitive Processes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1118953851
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science Cognitive Processes Book Excerpt:

The essential reference for human development theory, updatedand reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and DevelopmentalScience, a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work towhich all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now inits Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been consideredthe definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 2: Cognitive Processes describes cognitivedevelopment as a relational phenomenon that can be studied only aspart of a larger whole of the person and context relational systemthat sustains it. In this volume, specific domains of cognitivedevelopment are contextualized with respect to biological processesand sociocultural contexts. Furthermore, key themes and issues(e.g., the importance of symbolic systems and social understanding)are threaded across multiple chapters, although every each chapteris focused on a different domain within cognitive development.Thus, both within and across chapters, the complexity andinterconnectivity of cognitive development are wellilluminated. Learn about the inextricable intertwining of perceptualdevelopment, motor development, emotional development, and braindevelopment Understand the complexity of cognitive development withoutmisleading simplification, reducing cognitive development to itsbiological substrates, or viewing it as a passive socializationprocess Discover how each portion of the developmental processcontributes to subsequent cognitive development Examine the multiple processes – such as categorizing,reasoning, thinking, decision making and judgment – thatcomprise cognition The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the fourvolumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science isin the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shiftthat involves increasingly greater understanding of how todescribe, explain, and optimize the course of human life fordiverse individuals living within diverse contexts. ThisHandbook is the definitive reference for educators,policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in humandevelopment, psychology, sociology, anthropology, andneuroscience.

Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture

Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture
Author: Dianne Smith,Marina Lommerse,Priya Metcalfe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2014-04-30
ISBN: 9814585394
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture Book Excerpt:

This book argues that interior architects have a responsibility to practice their profession in collaborative ways that address the needs of communities and of to be the agents of social justice and cultural heritage. The book is divided into three sections, based on three pivotal themes — community engagement, social justice and cultural heritage. Each section has chapters that put forward the principles of these themes, leading into a variety of fascinating case studies that illustrate how socially sustainable design is implemented in diverse communities across the world. The second section includes four concise case studies of community housing issues, including remote-area indigenous housing and housing for the homeless. The third section offers two extensively researched essays on design and cultural heritage — a case study of the development of a redundant industrial site and a historical study of gendered domestic interiors. The book appeals to a wider audience than the design community alone and challenges mainstream interior design/interior architecture practitioners nationally and internationally to take a leading role in the field of socially responsible design. The issues raised by the authors are relevant for individuals, communities, government and non-government organisations, professionals and students. “In the twenty-first century we seem to have entered into a new world of knowledge discovery, where many of the most exciting insights come not from the authority of a traditional discipline, but from the dialogue that happens at the hubs and intersections of thought — the arenas where different disciplines and approaches, different schools and habits of thinking, come together to collaborate and contend. This collection is a good example of this, and I hope the book will be widely read and its lessons learned and applied.” Tim Costello, Officer of the Order of Australia, Chief Executive, World Vision Australia.