Webcast: Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

From H-Museum:

The National Science Resources Center and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies invite colleagues to view the webcast of a recent Smithsonian program that examined the research behind learning in informal environments.

The program is available at http://museumstudies.si.edu/webcast_021809.html

The program features opening remarks from Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough and presentations from:

. Sue Allen, Director of Visitor Research and Evaluation at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Ca, and currently Program Officer, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings at the National Science Foundation

. Philip Bell, Associate Professor in the College of Education at theUniversity of Washington

. Kevin Crowley, Associate Professor of Learning Science and Policy,School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

. Cecilia Garibay, Independent Consultant, Garibay Group

. Heidi Schweingruber, Acting Director, Board on Science Education,National Research Council

. Andy Shouse, Senior Program Officer, National Research Council

. David Ucko, Director, Informal Science Education Program, National Science Foundation

The panelists discuss the findings of the National Research Council's newstudy: Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits (the report was released on January 14, and is available online at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12190) and their implications for educational practice in science centers and museums.


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