Edited by: John Falk
Publication Date: April 27, 2001
This seminal book describes the nature and extent of science learning in America with particular attention to the innumerable sources of science education existing outside the formal education system. Falk and his well-respected colleagues provide examples from research and practice on how to better understand, facilitate and communicate about free-choice science learning, including policy recommendations for insuring its growth and integration within the complex learning environment of the 21st century.
This important and timely volume:
John H. Falk is Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation in Annapolis, Maryland.
“Forward looking…All of those interested in an expansive view of the science education landscape will be informed and challenged by the perspectives included in Free-Choice Science Education.”
—William F. McComas, University of Southern California, The Rossier School of Education
"Falk has achieved a remarkable first: researchers, policy-makers and leading practitioners talking together, resulting in eye-opening, thought-provoking chapters."
—Léonie Rennie, Professor of Science and Technology Education, Curtin University of Technology