For Further Reading

Allen, S. (2002). Looking for learning in visitor talk: A methodological exploration. In G. Leinhardt, K. Crowley, and K. Knutson (Eds.), Learning Conversations in Museums (pp. 259-303). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Crowley, K., and Galco, J. (2001). Family conversations and the emergence of scientific literacy. In K. Crowley, C. Schunn, and T. Okada (Eds.), Designing for Science: Implications from Everyday, Classroom, and Professional Science (pp. 393-413). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Crowley, K., and Jacobs, M. (2002). Building islands of expertise in everyday family activity. In G. Leinhardt, K. Crowley, and K. Knutson (Eds.), Learning Conversations in Museums (pp. 333-356). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ellenbogen, K.M., Luke, J.J., and Dierking, L.D. (2007). Family learning in museums: Perspectives on a decade of research. In J.H. Falk, L.D. Dierking, and S. Foutz (Eds.). In Principle, in Practice: Museums as Learning Institutions (pp. 17-30). Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

Gleason, M.E., and Schauble, L. (2000). Parents’ assistance of their children’s scientific reasoning. Cognition and Instruction, 17(4), 343-378.

Web Resources

Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE): http://caise.insci.org/


Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu


Informal Science: http://www.informalscience.org/


Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center: http://www.learnlab.org/



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