Reflecting on Practice is a professional learning program for educational professionals in informal learning institutions. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is one of the more than 50 such institutions, including other aquariums, botanical gardens, museums, national parks, nature centers, and zoos, around the U.S. and Canada that have adopted the program.
The program immerses educators from an informal learning institution in the latest research on learning, and encourages them to examine how these ideas relate specifically to their own practice. Experiences within the program strengthen a shared understanding and language among educators within an institution, and cultivate a culture of learning.
Reflecting on Practice is partnered with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Association for Interpretation, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
To learn more about Reflecting on Practice, including upcoming events, click here.