Strengthening Your Library’s ISL Programs
During this unit, you will participate in activities to:
- Understand the basic principles of adult learning and how to apply those principles
- Explore the basic principles of free-choice learning
- Apply your programming knowledge and experience to plan ISL programs
In previous units we have discussed some of the basic aspects of Informal STEM Learning (ISL).
The first video in this unit will dig deeper into some differences between how children and adults approach and experience learning.
Adult Informal Science Learning (ISL)
Why We Learn What We Learn
Informal learning (also called free choice learning) aligns with the principles of adult learning. In the next video John Falk talks about the different starting points that we may see when adults participate in STEM learning programs.
Adult Learning Motivations
Libraries as Lifelong Learning Centers
Planning the Pushing the Limits Programs
Now we’re going to begin to apply what you’ve learned about core STEM concepts and adult learning principles to plan your next two programs.
For these programs, we’re providing the program videos and we’ve prepared a list of suggested discussion questions, and a list recommended books to accompany each program. However, you’ll be selecting the book for each of the two programs.