A model system linking formal and informal education: Field trips, curriculum standards and the 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608023
Title:
A model system linking formal and informal education: Field trips, curriculum standards and the 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University
Authors:
Messenger, Stacy Lynn
Abstract:
Children begin life's journey as scientists--curious about everything around them, asking questions and "experimenting" to learn about themselves and their world. Informal education plays a vital role in the development of a child's mind and some may argue it could be more influential on their attitudes than formal education. For young children's optimal growth, they should be assured of early childhood experiences that maximize their development. A model system demonstrating the importance of informal and formal education is developed here as a guide for educators that are presented with learning opportunities outside the classroom. This model demonstrated effective tools and techniques for bridging the gap between children that learn by reading and children that learn by doing. Unfortunately, the longer children are in school, the less they want to learn about science. This scenario can be changed by starting when children are still curious and alive with the love of science. Science and technology museums, zoos, planetariums, marine exhibits, botanical gardens and similar places can play an important role in stimulating interest in scientific processes and phenomenon. This study serves as a baseline for further research
Affiliation:
Michigan State University
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608023
Submitted date:
2015-08-28
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Empirical Methodology:
Mixed Methods
Learning Environment:
Informal
Subjects:
Elementary Students Parents
Construct:
Affective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude Spatial Reasoning General Teaching Strategies Nature of Science
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorMessenger, Stacy Lynnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:00:19Zen
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dc.date.issued2000en
dc.date.submitted2015-08-28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608023en
dc.description.abstractChildren begin life's journey as scientists--curious about everything around them, asking questions and "experimenting" to learn about themselves and their world. Informal education plays a vital role in the development of a child's mind and some may argue it could be more influential on their attitudes than formal education. For young children's optimal growth, they should be assured of early childhood experiences that maximize their development. A model system demonstrating the importance of informal and formal education is developed here as a guide for educators that are presented with learning opportunities outside the classroom. This model demonstrated effective tools and techniques for bridging the gap between children that learn by reading and children that learn by doing. Unfortunately, the longer children are in school, the less they want to learn about science. This scenario can be changed by starting when children are still curious and alive with the love of science. Science and technology museums, zoos, planetariums, marine exhibits, botanical gardens and similar places can play an important role in stimulating interest in scientific processes and phenomenon. This study serves as a baseline for further researchen
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dc.titleA model system linking formal and informal education: Field trips, curriculum standards and the 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State Universityen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMichigan State Universityen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructAffective Belief/Identity Motivation/Attitude Spatial Reasoning General Teaching Strategies Nature of Scienceen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyMixed Methodsen
dc.istar.subjectElementary Students Parentsen
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