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John H. Falk

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Oregon State University

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Oregon State University

3029 Cordley Hall

Corvallis, Oregon,97331

United States

Company Description

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation: http://oregonstate.edu/main/about. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, 40 miles north of Eugene and an hour from the Cascade Mountains o... more.

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Employment History

Professor

School of Tourism


Utah Museums Association Inc


Director, Office of Educational Research

the Smithsonian Institution


Director, Office of Educational Research

the Smithsonian Institution


Affiliations

Oklahoma Museums Association

Board Member


National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Executive Board Member


InformalScience.org

Advisory Board Member


National Postal Museum

Member, National Board


Journal of Museum Education and Science Education

Member, Editorial Board


American Library Association

Advisory Committee Member


Annual Library

Trustee


Institute for Learning Innovation

Founder


Education

BA degree

Zoology

same institution


MA Degree

Zoology

same institution


Ph.D.


joint doctorate

Biology and Education

University of California , Berkeley


joint doctorate

Biology and Education

University of California at Berkeley


Web References(113 Total References)


Rural library outreach a new initiative

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"Most Americans gain the bulk of their knowledge about science somewhere other than school," said John Falk, a professor of science education at Oregon State University, co-principal investigator on this project and one of the nation's leaders in promoting free-choice learning initiatives.
Adult science literacy in the United States is actually high, in comparison to other nations and younger students. "However, a number of rural areas and small communities don't have easy access to the range of museums, zoos, aquariums, high-speed Internet connections and other facilities that can make free-choice learning accessible," Falk said. "With this program we hope to identify the types of programs and topics that will be of interest to people in these areas, and give them new ways to explore those interests". Falk and Lynn Dierking, also a professor of science education at OSU and a national leader in this movement, say it is gaining increasing interest and may provide another avenue to increased science literacy - and one that is not about children spending more hours in school. "Average Americans spend less than 5 percent of their life in classrooms, and an ever-growing body of evidence demonstrates that most science is learned outside of school," Dierking and Falk wrote in one recent analysis. In the U.S., as per Falk and Dierking, free-choice learning is how most adults learn most of what they know about science. "Free-choice learning can be watching a nature show on television, researching the Internet about a health issue when a family member is sick, going to a museum or just reading about a topic that interests you," Falk said. "And some of it is parents who try to be supportive with their children, taking them to places where they can learn. We're just beginning to learn what all the possibilities are". An important aspect of these initiatives, the scientists said, is helping families who may not have a history of using free-choice learning with their children, especially since poor and minority children are consistently the least benefited by school. In a recent paper published in American Scientist, Falk and Dierking note that the dominant assumption of educational policy for decades has been that school is the only place where children learn.


www.okmuseums.org

Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME) Program on March 23- Assessment in Museum Programs presented by Dr. John H. Falk
Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME) Program on March 23- Assessment in Museum Programs presented by Dr. John H. Falk (Live Webcast) 60-minute live webcast by Dr. Falk We are excited to announce this year's program will feature Dr. John H. Falk! Dr. Falk will be speaking to us from Oregon about assessment in museum programs. This will be an extremely unique opportunity to engage with a renowned expert in this field! Dr. Falk is internationally acknowledged as a leading expert on free-choice learning and has published over 150 works in his field. He has held many positions in the museum and learning community, spending 14 years at the Smithsonian Institution and currently serving as the Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation and the Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University. He has been awarded numerous prestigious awards including the American Alliance of Museums Education Committee's highest honor, the John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership; the Distinguished Career Award for Research from NARST; and was recognized by American Alliance of Museums as one of the 100 most influential museum professionals of the past 100 years. Please note the format is Virtual Classroom with Live Online Presentation. At the conclusion of his presentation to our group, he will answer questions or comments.


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Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME) Program on March 23- Assessment in Museum Programs presented by Dr. John H. Falk (Live Webcast)
60-minute live webcast by Dr. Falk We are excited to announce this year's program will feature Dr. John H. Falk! Dr. Falk will be speaking to us from Oregon about assessment in museum programs. This will be an extremely unique opportunity to engage with a renowned expert in this field! Dr. Falk is internationally acknowledged as a leading expert on free-choice learning and has published over 150 works in his field. He has held many positions in the museum and learning community, spending 14 years at the Smithsonian Institution and currently serving as the Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation and the Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University. He has been awarded numerous prestigious awards including the American Alliance of Museums Education Committee's highest honor, the John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership; the Distinguished Career Award for Research from NARST; and was recognized by American Alliance of Museums as one of the 100 most influential museum professionals of the past 100 years. Please note the format is Virtual Classroom with Live Online Presentation. At the conclusion of his presentation to our group, he will answer questions or comments.


www.thedartmouth.com

This project, called "Rural Gateways," is led by mathematics and computer science professor Daniel Rockmore and co-investigators Karen Brown of Dominican University, John Falk of Oregon State University and Meighan Maloney of Dawson Media Group.


sciencepresidents.org

2013: John Falk, Oregon State University


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