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written by Rosemary Wulf, Laurel Mayhew, and Noah D. Finkelstein
The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) provides informal afterschool inquiry-based science teaching opportunities for university participants with children typically underrepresented in science. We focus on the potential for this program to help increase children's interest in science, mathematics, and engineering and their understanding of the nature of science by validating the Children's Attitude Survey, which is based on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey [1] and designed to measure shifts in children's attitudes about science and the nature of science. We present pre- and post-semester results for several semesters of the PISEC program, and demonstrate that, unlike most introductory physics courses in college, our after- school informal science programs support and promote positive attitudes about science.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 337-340
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
- Student Characteristics
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10.1063/1.3515238
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01.40.Fk
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Keywords:
informal science education, PERC 2010, PISEC, children's attitude survey, inquiry, physics education research
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R. Wulf, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10498&DocID=1954).
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R. Wulf, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein, Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10498&DocID=1954>.
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Wulf, R., Mayhew, L., & Finkelstein, N. (2010, July 21-22). Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10498&DocID=1954
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Wulf, R, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein. "Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10498&DocID=1954 (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Wulf, Rosemary, Laurel Mayhew, and Noah Finkelstein. "Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 337-340 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10498&DocID=1954>.
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