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Abstract Title: Why it should be and not or: Physics and Music
Abstract: Participation in informal physics programs as a facilitator has an effect on a person's identity within their own discipline. This paper discusses a case study, based on Lave and Wenger's Community of Practice, with analysis of three interviews of facilitators of an Irish informal learning program for eight-twelve year olds that aims to combine physics and music. The facilitators are university students studying  Music Education, Science Education, and Physics;  an interview of a facilitator from each field  was used.  We look to see how the differing backgrounds of each interviewee affects their science identity within the various communities they are a part of. The identity code Nexus of Multimembership is studied in detail leading to a discussion of the importance of acknowledging multimembership in informal physics programs.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A31
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Claire Mullen
University College Dublin
and Co-Presenter(s)
Claudia Fracchiolla University College Dublin
Brean Prefontain Michigan State University