Effective science teaching and learning needs to take place in an environment in which the formal and non-formal worlds of science combine their expertise and resources. Science learning and ultimately, scientific literacy for all depends on the teaching that occurs both in schools and in non-formal settings. As we move towards the attainment of scientific literacy for all, it is becoming more imperative that we recognize and utilize the media, industry education programs, non-formal science centers, museums, and other science learning outlets as valuable segments of our nation’s science education infrastructure. This paper describes the context, rationale, and outline of the non-formal science education course developed at New York University under the auspices of New York Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (NYCETP) and the subsequently developed non-formal science education specialization.
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"Bridging the Gap Between Schools and Non-Formal Science Institutions: Using New York City's Non-Formal Resources to Teach Science,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol3/iss1/7