Sciencing Out, an informal STEM education program in Madagascar: A case-study

Authors

  • Susan Dorsey Miami University of Ohio
  • Tsiory Andrianavalona, PhD Co-Founder of ExplorerHome Madagascar
  • Niaina Ramihangihajason, PhD Co-Founder of ExplorerHome Madagascar
  • Aina Brias-Guinart, PhD Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, University of Helsinki, Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51355/jstem.2023.147

Keywords:

STEM education, STEAM education, Madagascar, informal education, field-based experiences

Abstract

Sciencing Out (SciOut) facilitated by Explorer Home Madagascar Science Center, a Malagasy NGO, is an innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education program because it incorporates out-of-school education, student and scientist collaborations, local and international partnerships, and arts education. This case-study describes the program’s unique educational components alongside evaluation data to understand: How does a field program like SciOut help students engage with STEM topics? The results demonstrate that out-of-school, field-based experiences that connect students to local experts and biodiversity topics are important for increasing access to STEM knowledge and careers.

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2023-12-31

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Dorsey, S., Andrianavalona, PhD, T. ., Ramihangihajason, PhD, N., & Brias-Guinart, PhD, A. (2023). Sciencing Out, an informal STEM education program in Madagascar: A case-study. Journal of Research in STEM Education, 9(2), 46–77. https://doi.org/10.51355/jstem.2023.147

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