ERIC Number: ED340559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Informal Learning of Science. Monograph in the Faculty of Education Research Seminar and Workshop Series.
Dynan, Muredach B., Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed.
Some researchers have argued that students often learn to operate in two domains, the domain of the science context in school, and the domain of everyday life outside of school. Outside of school, students are exposed to many media from which to learn science concepts. This document is one of a series on research seminars at the Western Australian Institute of Technology. The four papers in this document were presented at a workshop held in March, 1985, that considered learning science from informal sources. These papers discuss: (1) learning from museums and mass media; (2) sources of images of science and scientists; (3) science as presented on television; and (4) a case study of environmental education at Rottnest Island (Western Australia). Consideration is given to the processes of out-of-school learning and some of the problems with studying this type of learning. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Education, Mass Media, Misconceptions, Museums, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), Science Education, Secondary School Science, Television
Faculty of Education, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, Western Australia, Australia ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Western Australian Inst. of Tech., Perth.