Enabling positive experiences in an informal learning environment for the youngest ages
Pedreira, Montserrat
Márquez, Conxita

Date: 2018
Abstract: This article is grounded in the premise that educators of out-of-school activities ought to build environments in which children can enjoy science and have positive experiences. The idea is backed by a broad consensus on learning science in early childhood. However, how can it be validated that a child really has had a positive experience in a given activity? What evidence would allow us to confirm that an educational proposal has truly been experienced in a positive way? The article addresses these questions through a specific case analysis of the activity 'Can I touch?', offered by the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona for children aged 2 to 6. The analysis identifies three areas to validate children benefiting from a particular experience in a positive way, and leads to the identification of operational factors relevant for the design and creation of new proposals.
Rights: Tots els drets reservats.
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Science education ; Childhood education ; Free choice learning ; Out-of-school learning ; Learning environments
Published in: Journal of Emergent Science (JES), Núm. 14 (2017/2018) , p. 6-15, ISSN 2046-4754

Adreça original: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/journal-of-emergent-science/issue-14

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