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Free-choice science education : how we learn science outside of school

Author: John H Falk; Elizabeth Donovan; Rosalie Woods
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2001.
Series: Ways of knowing in science and mathematics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the nature and extent of science learning in America with particular attention to the innumerable sources of science education existing outside the formal education system.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Falk; Elizabeth Donovan; Rosalie Woods
ISBN: 0807740659 9780807740651 0807740640 9780807740644
OCLC Number: 45583439
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Free-choice science learning : framing the discussion / John H. Falk --
Who produces science information for the public? / Bruce V. Lewenstein --
Achieving scientific literacy : strategies for insuring that free-choice science education complements national formal science education efforts / Rodger W. Bybee --
The use of time and space in assessing the potential of free-choice learning / Geoffrey Godbey --
The effects of early childhood TV-viewing on learning / John C. Wright, Daniel R. Anderson, Aletha C. Huston --
The acquisition and retention of scientific information by American adults / Jon D. Miller --
Investigating the role of free-choice learning on public understanding of science : the California science center L.A.S.E.R. project / John H. Falk, Pauline Brooks, Rinoti Amin --
Supporting and documenting choice in free-choice science learning environments / Robert B. Lebeau [and others] --
The first free-choice science learning conference : from issues to future directions / Jessica J. Luke [and others] --
The free-choice education sector as a sleeping giant in the public policy debate / Diane B. Frankel --
Supporting systemic school science education reform in partnership with free-choice science learning : a Texas case study / Charlie Walter, Vanessa Westbrook --
Free-choice science learning : future directions for researchers / Laura Martin --
A practitioner's view on the value of an infrastructure for free-choice science learning / Ann M. Muscat.
Series Title: Ways of knowing in science and mathematics series.
Other Titles: How we learn science outside of school
Responsibility: edited by John H. Falk with Elizabeth Donovan and Rosalie Woods.
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