C

Career choices, and gender, 222223

Cell Lab Exhibition, 152

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, 305

Center for Applied and Specialized Technologies (CAST), 229

Center for Informal Learning and Schools, 17

Challenger Center, 159

Chaperones, involvement in field trips, 133134

Chautauquas, 14

Children.

See also Parent-child interactions

anthropocentrism in, 231

curiosity of, 61, 101, 292293

as ethnographers, 41

“naïve theories” of, 103

Children’s Discovery Museum, 149

Citizen science, in programs for adult science learning, 189192, 301

Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt (CTGV), 257

Cognitive apprenticeships, 302303

Cognitive sciences, 2930, 35

Comfort, in developing interest in science, 136

Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments, charge to, 12, 2022

Common framework

conclusions and recommendations on moving toward, 304306

need for, 1820

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, 190

Community of Practice framework, 33

Computer use, familiarity with, 196

Conclusions and recommendations, 27, 291314

directions for future research, 310314

informal environments, 297302

informal environments and K-12 schools, 303304

learners and learning, 292297

promoting learning, 23, 302303

recommendations for practice and research, 306310

toward a common field, 304306

Consent, obtaining, 324

“Conservation psychology,” 158

Contextual Model of Learning, 32

Control groups, in assessment, 323

Conversation, 148

Critical issues, in understanding learning across places and pursuits, 41

Cro, 253, 255

Croak Like a Frog, 147

Cross-cutting aspects of learning, 2, 3141, 207288

diversity and equity, 209237

media, 248277

Cross-media studies, 276277

CSI, 258259

Culture and equity, 210218

and diversity, 212214

learning as a cultural process, 214216

science learning as cultural, 217218

Culture and scientific knowledge, 218232

gender, 219223

native Americans, 223226

people with disabilities, 226230

urban and rural environments, 230232

Culture-centered lens, for understanding learning across places and pursuits, 3841

Cumulative effects, directions for future research in, 312

Curie, Marie, 45

Curiosity

of children, 61, 101

fundamental, of humans, 11

D

Darwin, Charles, 45

Designed environments, 2, 293

for diverse populations, 233236

for media, 267271

for science learning, 48

Developmental pathways, 93

Difficulties in assessing science learning, 5557

Digital environments, 260264

Disabled persons, culture of, and scientific knowledge, 226230

Discourse analysis, 6061

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 60, 157

Diversity and equity, 209237, 291292

conclusion, 236237

culture and equity, 210218

culture and scientific knowledge, 218232

science learning in informal settings for diverse populations, 232236



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