Starting With What We Know: A CILS Framework for Moving from Physical to Virtual Science Learning Environments

Starting With What We Know: A CILS Framework for Moving from Physical to Virtual Science Learning Environments

Bronwyn Bevan (Exploratorium, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch099
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Abstract

This chapter examines attributes of learning in informal environments, using a research framework developed by the Center for Informal Learning and Schools. It considers how essential characteristics of learning within science centers can translate and apply to learning in Web-based informal learning environments. It argues that in designing virtual environments, informal science institutions need to build on their particular strengths and pedagogical design principles in order to fill an educational niche in the Web landscape, and not compete with commercial or even K-12 educational agencies similarly engaged in the development of online learning environments.

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