Role of Science Learning Outside of School Grows

via NSTA WebNews Digest

What’s often missing from the national dialogue on the issue is a concerted focus not simply on what happens in the classroom, but also on the opportunities to learn about science—and to inspire a passion for the subject—that come outside the school day and the formal curriculum.

But many leaders in the field often referred to as “informal science education” say that is beginning to change. There are signs that this sector is garnering wider attention and starting to be included in broader discussions on how to improve science learning among young people.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/04/06/27is-informaloverview.h30.html?tkn=WUXF3oAVCVW%2FxSh22LWO%2BJNK2zsk9sUzgLXs&cmp=clp-edweek

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