Description - Informal Learning and Field Trips by Leah M. Melber
Informal Learning and Field Trips provides teachers with concrete guidance for creating high-quality learning experiences that take advantage of informal educational environments. Based on constructivist philosophy and inquiry learning, the author shows teachers how to develop lessons that align with content standards while focusing on the treasures housed at informal learning sites. The book provides numerous sample lesson plans and activity suggestions and includes information for: o Structuring field trips o Developing corresponding classroom activities o Building partnerships with informal learning sites Incorporating museum-type activities into the classroom when a trip is not possible.
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(279mm x 215mm x 10mm)
Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
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Author Biography - Leah M. Melber
Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. has nearly 20 years experience within informal and formal science education. She holds a BA in Zoology, an MA in education together with a multiple subject teaching credential for the state of California, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. She has presented widely on inquiry-based instruction and effective methods of connecting with cultural institutions such as museums. In addition to numerous journal articles she has written on this topic, she has recently published a book titled "Informal Learning and Field Trips". She was awarded the 2001 Informal Educator Award through the California Science Teachers Association. She joined the staff of Lincoln Park Zoo in December of 2008.