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ERIC Number: ED508729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Playful Invention and Exploration. Final Evaluation Report: Executive Summary
St. John; Mark; Carroll, Becky; Helms, Jen; Smith, Anita
Inverness Research
PIE (Playful Invention and Exploration) is a unique approach to learning that centers on the use of technology and design challenges to create powerful learning experiences in informal education settings. The Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) Institute project was funded in 2005 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Overall, 150 educators from informal science education institutions participated in the project's institutes and workshops; in turn, these educators, along with PIE leaders at partner institutions, have reached thousands of visitors through PIE-inspired program and exhibit experiences. Overall, the authors have found the PIE work to be innovative, highly engaging and very meaningful to participants. PIE activities are a natural fit in the informal science education domain. The PIE project has thus not only served individuals but also made important contributions to the broader informal science education field. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [For the full report, see ED508730.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Inverness Research