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written by Kathleen Hinko and Noah D. Finkelstein
Informal education programs organized by university physics departments are a popular means of reaching out to communities and satisfying grant requirements. The outcomes of these programs are often described in terms of broader impacts on the community. Comparatively little attention, however, has been paid to the influence of such programs on those students facilitating the informal science programs. Through Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, undergraduate and graduate physics students coach elementary and middle school children during an inquiry-based science after school program. As part of their participation in PISEC, university students complete preparation in pedagogy, communication and diversity, engage with children on a weekly basis and provide regular feedback about the program. We present findings that indicate these experiences improve the ability of university students to communicate in everyday language and positively influence their perspectives on teaching and learning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 178-181
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Education - Applied Research
- Informal Education
- Teacher Preparation
= Early Teaching Experiences
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Communication
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Reference Material
= Research study
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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=12805&DocID=3339).
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K. Hinko and N. Finkelstein, Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12805&DocID=3339>.
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Hinko, K., & Finkelstein, N. (2012, August 1-2). Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 3, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12805&DocID=3339
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Hinko, Kathleen, and Noah Finkelstein. "Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12805&DocID=3339 (accessed 3 September 2014).
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Hinko, Kathleen, and Noah Finkelstein. "Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 178-181 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 3 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12805&DocID=3339>.
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