ERIC Number: EJ1035164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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Reference Count: 18
Embracing Scientific and Engineering Practices in 4-H
Worker, Steven M.
Journal of Extension, v51 n3 Article IAW3 Jun 2013
The 4-H Science Initiative has renewed efforts to strengthen 4-H programmatic and evaluation efforts in science and engineering education. A fundamental component of this initiative is to provide opportunities to youth to aid in their development of science process skills; however, emerging research stresses the importance of engaging youth in authentic practices of science and engineering. Refocusing 4-H efforts on a sociocultural framework of science education that emphasizes a participation-oriented framework towards learning scientific and engineering practices ensures 4-H programs are affording youth high-quality learning experiences.
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Engineering Education, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Research, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Participation, STEM Education, Informal Education, Science Activities, Communities of Practice
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