The authors have written chapters for practitioners, researchers and those who are interested in assessment and evaluation, formal and informal educator preparation, gender equity, place-based education, professional development, program design, reflective practice, and science communication.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Lynn Dierking.- Introduction, Patricia G. Patrick.- About the Editor.- About the Contributors.- Defining ISE.- 1. Formerly ISE: Preparation for Continual Science Learning, Phyllis Katz.- Professional Development.- 2. Informal Science Educators and the Nine Dimensions of Reflective Practice, Patricia G. Patrick.- 3. Facilitating Deep Conceptual Learning: The Role of Reflection and Learning Communities, Heather King and Lynn Tran.- 4. From Acquisition to Inquiry: Supporting Informal Educators through Iterative Implementation of Practice, Lauren B. Allen and Kevin Crowley.- 5. Museum Science Teaching: Museum Educators' Personal Epistemologies and Created Learning Experiences, Jung-Hua Yeh.- 6. Informal Science Educator Identity Construction, Brad McLain.- Designing Programs.- 7. There is no "Off Button" to Explaining: Theorizing identity development in youth who work as floor facilitators, Preeti Gupta and Jennifer Correa.- 8. Integrating Mobile Computers into Informal Science Education, Heather Toomey Zimmerman and Susan M. Land.- 9. Designing Informal Astronomy Education Toward Participatory Learning Environments, Mi Song Kim.- 10. Developing Effective Pedagogical Approaches in Science Outreach Programs for Young Children, Christine Howitt, Elaine Blake & Leonie Rennie.- 11. Gender Differences Reflected in Conversations at Exhibits, Sue Dale Tunnicliffe.- 12. The Challenges of 'Measuring Long-term Impacts of a Science Center on its Community': A Methodological Review, Eric Jensen and Thomas Lister.- 13. Utilizing indicator-based methods: 'Measuring the impact of a science center on its community', John H. Falk and Mark D. Needham.- Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Informal Educators.- 14. Visualising Social Network Structures in the Training of Professional Learning Communities of Educators in Informal and Formal Settings, Jakob Egg, Suzanne Kapelari & Justin Dillon.- 15. Professional Development: Targeted On-the-Job Trainings, Chance Sanford and Victoria Sokol.- 16. Multiple Approaches to Using Informal Science Education Contexts to Prepare Informal and Formal Science Educators, Emily Hestness, Kelly Riedinger, and J. Randy McGinnis.- 17. Extending Classrooms into Parks Through Informal Science Learning and Place-Based Education, Jennifer Adams and Brett Branco.- 18. Preparing Informal Science Educators in a Formal Science Teacher Education Program: An Oxymoron? Catherine E. Matthews, Susannah Thompson, and Sadie Camfield Payne.- 19. A Comparative Look at Informal Science Education & Environmental Education in Bengkulu Province, Indonesia & North Carolina, USA, Aceng Ruyani and Catherine E. Matthews.- 20. Explorers of Nature in Natural History Museums - An Approach to Integrating Children with Refugee or Migration Status, Alexandra Moormann.- Science Communication.- 21. Preparing Scientists to be Science Communicators, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari and Bruce V. Lewenstein.- 22. 'User-Generated' Educators: The New Frontier or a Far-Fetched Dream? Maria Xanthuoudaki and Enrico Miotto.- 23. Teaching the Theory of Evolution in Informal Settings to Those Who Are Uncomfortable with It, Michael J. Reiss.- 24. Addressing Nature of Scientific Knowledge in the Preparation of Informal Educators, Judith S. Lederman and Gary M. Holliday.- 25. The Attributes of Informal Science Education: A Science Communication Perspective, Susan M. Stocklmayer and Leonie J. Rennie.- 26. Sense of Conservation: When is a Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsolete) Really Just a Snake? Patricia G. Patrick.- 27. Opening Up the Dialogic Space. Using Questions to Facilitate Deeper Informal Learning, Martin Braund and Anthony Lelliott.- Concluding Chapter, Joy Kubarek.