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Pacific CRYSTAL Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Literacy: Lessons Learned

  • Larry D. Yore
  • Eileen Van der Flier-Keller
  • David W. Blades
  • Timothy W. Pelton
  • David B. Zandvliet


  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Overview, Common Themes, and Theoretical Frameworks

  3. Authentic Learning—Informal Environments and Extracurricular Science, Mathematics, and Technology Opportunities: Anchoring and Bridging Real-World, Cultural, and School Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Anne Marshall Francis L. Guenette Tanya Ward Tara Morley Breanna Lawrence, Kate Fisher
      Pages 47-65
    3. Nikki Wright Earl Claxton JR Lewis Williams, Tammy Paul
      Pages 67-82
    4. David B. Zandvliet, Mary Holmes, Matthias Starzner
      Pages 83-97
    5. Sarah Carruthers Yvonne Coady Celina Gibbs Katherine Gunion, Ulrike Stege, Todd M. Milford
      Pages 99-112
    6. Leslee Francis Pelton, Timothy W. Pelton
      Pages 113-129
  4. Moving Tested Ideas Into Classrooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine D. Tippett, Robert J. Anthony
      Pages 133-148
    3. Susan M. Teed David B. Zandvliet, Carlos Gustavo A. Ormond
      Pages 149-163
    4. Eileen Van Der Flier-Keller, David W. Blades, Todd M. Milford
      Pages 165-183
  5. Knowledge Transfer, Systemic Implementation, and Building Leadership Capacity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Todd M. Milford John O. Anderson, Jiesu Luo
      Pages 187-201
    3. David W. Blades
      Pages 203-215
    4. Carlos Gustavo A. Ormond Susan M. Teed Laura Piersol, David B. Zandvliet
      Pages 217-234
  6. Closing Remarks and Implications for the Future

About this book


The University of Victoria Pacific Centre for Scientific and Technological Literacy is one of five Centres for Research into Youth, Science Teaching and Learning (CRYSTAL) funded for 5 years (2005–2010) by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC). Pacific CRYSTAL intended to promote scientific, mathematical, and technological literacy for responsible citizenship through research partnerships with university and educational communities. Pacific CRYSTAL’s functional structure consisted of 3 research and development nodes connected to a leadership and administrative node, which was charged with facilitating the activities of 19 projects and 42 principal investigators, partners, and research associates. Node 1, an incubation centre, involved extracurricular authentic science, mathematics, and technology experiences; Node 2, a classroom testing environment, field-tested instructional ideas and strategies to develop evidence-based practices; and Node 3, lighthouse schools, involved systemic change and leadership opportunities that adapted, demonstrated, and disseminated tested ideas, resources, and strategies to a much broader education community and attempted to influence public policy. This book provides descriptions of the target goals, research and development projects, and lessons learned.

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry D. Yore
    • 1
  • Eileen Van der Flier-Keller
    • 2
  • David W. Blades
    • 3
  • Timothy W. Pelton
    • 4
  • David B. Zandvliet
    • 5
  1. 1.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  4. 4.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  5. 5.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pacific CRYSTAL Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Literacy: Lessons Learned
  • Editors Larry D. Yore
    Eileen Van der Flier-Keller
    David W. Blades
    Timothy W. Pelton
    David B. Zandvliet
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers 2011
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6091-506-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
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