This chapter examines what is known about the use and the potential of including informal science education in formal science teacher preparation. The chapter’s first section provides an introduction to the argument for innovation in formal science teacher preparation and the potential positive inclusion of informal science education. The second section provides a definition with conceptual understandings and common features of informal science education. The third section presents a review of the literature on including informal science education in formal science education for preservice teachers. The chapter closes by presenting implications for science education researchers.
- Informal learning
- Learning environments
- Teacher education
- Teacher preparation
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McGinnis, J.R., Hestness, E., Riedinger, K., Katz, P., Marbach-Ad, G., Dai, A. (2012). Informal Science Education in Formal Science Teacher Preparation. In: Fraser, B., Tobin, K., McRobbie, C. (eds) Second International Handbook of Science Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education, vol 24. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9041-7_72
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