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Dr. John Falk H.

Executive Director

Oregon State University

Direct Phone: (541) ***-****       

Email: f***@***.edu

Oregon State University

121 The Valley Library

Corvallis, Oregon 97331

United States

Company Description

About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land grant, sea grant, space grant and sun grant institution. It is also Oregon's only institution ranked in the Carnegie Foundation's top tier for research universities ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Sea Grant Professor
University of Oregon

Co-Principal Investigator
InformalScience.org

Ecologist
Smithsonian Institution

Early Child Science Educator
University of Maryland

Affiliations

Trustee
Annual Library

Executive Board Member
National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Advisory Committee Member
American Library Association

Director
Institute for Learning Innovation

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 (197 Total References)


From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Museum of Natural History Museum to Balboa Park - Learning and Sharing with Colleagues - Jan McKay and Associates » Jan McKay and Associates

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Dr. John Falk was facilitating our discussions. When he arrived at our table, I could not help myself. "Dr. Falk, You're My Hero! I exclaimed. Not exactly a dignified approach to meeting someone I have admired for nearly twenty years. .

Dr. Falk is the Sea Grant Professor of Free Choice Learning at Oregon State University. At this symposium he shared the seven identity-related motivations for seeking museum or arts and culture-related activities. For those who have always loved the intersection of marketing and museums, understanding behavior and motivations and how they affect attendance, participating and learning, Dr. Falk's presentation gave us more of what we need to put effective planning in place to attract and service visitors and audiences.


Archive Uncategorized » Jan McKay and Associates

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Dr. John Falk was facilitating our discussions. When he arrived at our table, I could not help myself. "Dr. Falk, You're My Hero! I exclaimed. Not exactly a dignified approach to meeting someone I have admired for nearly twenty years. .

Dr. Falk is the Sea Grant Professor of Free Choice Learning at Oregon State University. At this symposium he shared the seven identity-related motivations for seeking museum or arts and culture-related activities. For those who have always loved the intersection of marketing and museums, understanding behavior and motivations and how they affect attendance, participating and learning, Dr. Falk's presentation gave us more of what we need to put effective planning in place to attract and service visitors and audiences.


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.
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"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.
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In the U.S., as per Falk and Dierking, free-choice learning is how most adults learn most of what they know about science.
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"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.


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Join John Falk of Oregon State University and other members of a CAISE Inquiry Group for a week of discussion, starting November 9, and be one of the first to try out a... Read More


NARST: NGSS Papers

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John H. Falk, Oregon State University

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Although collectively the informal sector serves audiences of every age, many informal providers focus on school-aged children and are interested in learning outcomes that significantly overlap with those of most schools (Falk, Osborne, Dierking, Dawson, Wenger, & Wong, 2012).
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Falk, J.H. & Needham, M. (2011). Measuring the impact of a science center on its community. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(1), 1-12.
Falk, J. H., & Needham, M. D. (2013). Factors contributing to adult knowledge of science and technology. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50(4), 431-452.
Falk, J.H., Osborne, J.F., Dierking, L.D., Dawson, E., Wenger, M., & Wong, B. (2012).
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Serious fun: & Falk, J.H. (in press). Serious fun: Viewing hobbyist activities through a learning lens. International Journal of Science Education, Part II.
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Falk, J., Osborne, J., & Dorph, R. (2014).

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