Improving Field Trip Experiences: Designing Exhibits, Coaching Students, Engaging Teachers Scott Ewing & Scott Pattison - ...
Coaching Field Trip Students  in Inquiry Josh Gutwill Acting Director   Exploratorium  Visitor Research & Evaluation
G roup    I nquiry   by  V isitors  at  E xhibits Josh Gutwill
Group Inquiry by Visitors  at Exhibits   Sue Allen  Craig Anderson Mark Boccuzzi  Fay Dearborn Beth Gardner  Josh Gutwill ...
Research questions <ul><li>Can we coach students and chaperones to do Inquiry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Without prior instruc...
Which Inquiry Skills? Questioning Investigating Explaining Using Evidence Problem solving Reflecting Propose Action Interp...
Format: Juicy Question Game Play with Exhibit Do the Experiment Brainstorm “ Juicy Questions” Ask more “ Juicy Questions” ...
Video clip showing a chaperone facilitating the Juicy Question games through its three main steps of Brainstorming questio...
 
Pretest Exhibit Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Post-test Exhibit Josh Gutwill Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Control A  (2 exhib...
Another Game: Hands Off Propose Plan Interpret Results Call “Hands Off” anytime Individual and Spontaneous Josh Gutwill
Pretest Exhibit Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Post-test Exhibit Control A (2 exhibits) Hands Off (2 exhibits) Control B (2 e...
Results <ul><li>What’s your hunch? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juicy Question is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands Off is be...
Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
Conclusions <ul><li>led to better inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>learnable in ~20 mins </li></ul><ul><li>memorable format </li>...
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Coaching Field Trip Students in Inquiry

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This presentation was made to the Visitor Studies Association in Ft. Worth TX in July, 2009. It describes a program for helping school field trip students learn how to do inquiry at interactive exhibits in science museums.

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  • Welcome to this session, called…. ; I’m Josh…. How to make FT experiences more engaging, educational, and integrated w schl 3 strategies for improving museum field trips, &amp; Rsch &amp; Eval studies Scott and Scott OMSI: Project for facilitation-friendly exhibits Me: Project to teach students’ inquiry skills use at any exhibit Jim Cal State LB: Understand teachers’ prior experiences and expectations
  • Improving field trips by coaching students in doing inquiry at exhibits FT literature …. Educational FTs Need to strike a balance between structure and self-driven learning Teaching Inquiry skills - essentially helping students ask and answer their own Qs - may lie at sweet spot
  • The project I’ll be talking about is
  • Sue Allen and I gave a presentation at VSA in 2007 about project - Family groups Today, I want to talk about our work with Students and Chaperones visiting on FT
  • Two skills were…
  • Could lose this slide and talk about the skills in the context of JQ
  • How should we teach those skills? Used the same format we developed for family groups: JQ
  • This is the lab, with the 4 exhibits
  • Worried that JQ was too schooley As with families, also taught some FT groups Hands Off
  • JQ increases
  • JQ increases
  • HO not diff from control
  • JQ outperforms HO (not control)
  • JQ outperforms all
  • HO not diff
  • JQ &gt; ET
  • Seems like it hits the sweet spot For more info, incl more videos and results, check out our website
  • Coaching Field Trip Students in Inquiry

    1. 1. Improving Field Trip Experiences: Designing Exhibits, Coaching Students, Engaging Teachers Scott Ewing & Scott Pattison - OMSI Josh Gutwill - Exploratorium Jim Kisiel - Cal State Long Beach
    2. 2. Coaching Field Trip Students in Inquiry Josh Gutwill Acting Director Exploratorium Visitor Research & Evaluation
    3. 3. G roup I nquiry by V isitors at E xhibits Josh Gutwill
    4. 4. Group Inquiry by Visitors at Exhibits Sue Allen Craig Anderson Mark Boccuzzi Fay Dearborn Beth Gardner Josh Gutwill Malia Jackson Adam Klinger Nerissa Kuebrich Suzy Loper Kathy McLean Lisa Sindorf Erin Wilson Josh Gutwill
    5. 5. Research questions <ul><li>Can we coach students and chaperones to do Inquiry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Without prior instruction in class? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can we help students work together? </li></ul>Josh Gutwill
    6. 6. Which Inquiry Skills? Questioning Investigating Explaining Using Evidence Problem solving Reflecting Propose Action Interpret Results Designing Experiment Investigating
    7. 7. Format: Juicy Question Game Play with Exhibit Do the Experiment Brainstorm “ Juicy Questions” Ask more “ Juicy Questions” Interpret Results
    8. 8. Video clip showing a chaperone facilitating the Juicy Question games through its three main steps of Brainstorming questions, Doing experiments, and Sharing discoveries
    9. 10. Pretest Exhibit Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Post-test Exhibit Josh Gutwill Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Control A (2 exhibits) Control B (2 exhibits)
    10. 11. Another Game: Hands Off Propose Plan Interpret Results Call “Hands Off” anytime Individual and Spontaneous Josh Gutwill
    11. 12. Pretest Exhibit Juicy Question (2 exhibits) Post-test Exhibit Control A (2 exhibits) Hands Off (2 exhibits) Control B (2 exhibits) Josh Gutwill
    12. 13. Results <ul><li>What’s your hunch? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juicy Question is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands Off is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Differences </li></ul></ul>Josh Gutwill
    13. 14. Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
    14. 15. Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
    15. 16. Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
    16. 17. Proposing Actions Josh Gutwill
    17. 18. Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
    18. 19. Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
    19. 20. Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
    20. 21. Interpreting Results Josh Gutwill
    21. 22. Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
    22. 23. Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
    23. 24. Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
    24. 25. Linked Investigations Josh Gutwill
    25. 26. Conclusions <ul><li>led to better inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>learnable in ~20 mins </li></ul><ul><li>memorable format </li></ul><ul><li>worked for field trip groups (8-10 yrs) </li></ul>Juicy Question: www.exploratorium.edu/partner/give Starting to try it on the floor Josh Gutwill

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