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written by Rosemary Wulf, Kathleen Hinko, and Noah D. Finkelstein
The Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) program at the University of Colorado Boulder brings together university and community institutions to create an environment where K-12 students join with university educators to engage in inquiry-based scientific practices after school. In our original framing, these after-school activities were developed to reinforce the traditional learning goals of the classroom, including mastering scientific content, skills and processes. Recently, the primary focus of the PISEC curriculum has been shifted towards the development of students' scientific identity, an explicit objective of informal learning environments. The new curriculum offers students more activity choices, affords opportunities for scientific drawings and descriptions, and provides incentive for students to design their own experiments. We have analyzed student science notebooks from both old and new curricula and find that with the redesigned curriculum, students exhibit increased agency and more instances of scientific communication while still demonstrating substantial content learning gains.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 430-433
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
- Informal Education
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789744
NSF Numbers:
1548494
0833364
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.-d
Keywords:
PERC 2012, PISEC, informal science education
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R. Wulf, K. Hinko, and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12869&DocID=3401).
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R. Wulf, K. Hinko, and N. Finkelstein, Promoting children's agency and communication skills in an informal science program, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12869&DocID=3401>.
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Wulf, R., Hinko, K., & Finkelstein, N. (2012, August 1-2). Promoting children's agency and communication skills in an informal science program. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12869&DocID=3401
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Wulf, R, K. Hinko, and N. Finkelstein. "Promoting children's agency and communication skills in an informal science program." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12869&DocID=3401 (accessed 29 November 2014).
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Wulf, Rosemary, Kathleen Hinko, and Noah Finkelstein. "Promoting children's agency and communication skills in an informal science program." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 430-433 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 29 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12869&DocID=3401>.
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