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written by Noah D. Finkelstein and Laurel Mayhew
Research in physics education has demonstrated new tools and models for improving the understanding and engagement of traditional college students [1].  Building on this base, the research community has bridged the gap from college to pre-college education, even elementary school [2].  However, little work has been done to engage students in out-of-school settings, particularly for those students from populations under-represented in the sciences.  We present a theoretically-grounded model of university-community partnership [3] that engages university students and children in a collective enterprise that has the potential to improve the participation and education of all.  We document the impact of these programs on: university participants who learn about education, the community and even some science; children in the community who learn about science, the nature of science and develop  their identities and attitudes towards science; and, shifts in institutional practice which may allow these programs to be sustained, or not.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 19-22
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- Informal Education
Education - Basic Research
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021254
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021254
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.gb 01.50.ht 01.40.G- 01.50.H- 01.50.F-
Keywords:
Educational Technologies, Informal Science Education, PERC 2008, Physics Education Research, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, engineering education, research and development management, scientific information systems, student experiments
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N. Finkelstein and L. Mayhew, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7957&DocID=686).
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N. Finkelstein and L. Mayhew, Acting in Our Own Self-Interests: Blending University and Community in Informal Science Education, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7957&DocID=686>.
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Finkelstein, N., & Mayhew, L. (2008, July 23-24). Acting in Our Own Self-Interests: Blending University and Community in Informal Science Education. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7957&DocID=686
Chicago Format
Finkelstein, Noah, and Laurel Mayhew. "Acting in Our Own Self-Interests: Blending University and Community in Informal Science Education." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7957&DocID=686 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Finkelstein, Noah, and Laurel Mayhew. "Acting in Our Own Self-Interests: Blending University and Community in Informal Science Education." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 19-22 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7957&DocID=686>.
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