A comprehensive bibliometric analysis of current trends in outdoor and informal learning for science education
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Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, RUSSIA
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, RUSSIA
Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, RUSSIA
Online publication date: 2024-05-30
Publication date: 2024-06-01
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2024;20(6):em2461
This article presents a thorough analysis of outdoor and informal learning in science education by applying bibliometric methodologies. A comprehensive search was conducted across scholarly databases using specific keywords related to outdoor and informal learning in science education. The data collected underwent thorough analysis using a range of bibliometric indicators to assess trends in publication, citation patterns, and collaboration networks within the field. Key aspects such as yearly publication rates, primary sources, and the geographic distribution of authors were explored in this study. The objective was to understand the network of collaboration and research diversity across different regions in outdoor and informal learning within science education. The bibliometric analysis revealed a steady increase in the number of publications over time, reflecting the growing significance of this topic. Citation patterns and collaboration networks highlighted key works and influential researchers shaping the field. The study also found global participation, with contributions from authors across numerous regions worldwide, demonstrating extensive geographic distribution. These findings provide valuable insights into current trends and important areas for future research. Academics, researchers, and policymakers can leverage this information to guide their work and develop targeted strategies to enhance outdoor and informal learning in science education.
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