Informal Science

Informal Teaching in the Classroom

Does anyone have ideas on how to assess informal learning? For example, if a class visits a museum for a day of informal learning, what are some creative ways that teachers can be sure the students still learn? Thank you!

Elizabeth Steele
Elizabeth Steele
445 Activity Points

Maybe this article could be useful? Informal and incidental learning It has been cited over 1500 times so I think it can at least provide a foundation, if it does not answer your question. 

Emily Faulconer
Emily Faulconer
3050 Activity Points

Hi Elizabeth, 

I think a great way of tracking the students learning is allowing the to take note of things they found interesting or any questions that come from the experience. Afterwards you can have the student create a project or explore the topic deeper. A scavenger hunt through the museum could help track what the students experience on the trip. 

Thanks! 
Caroline

Caroline Hunkele
Caroline Hunkele
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