”TV411 What’s Cooking?” uses an online cooking show and other multimedia resources to provide mathematics and science content to adults with low levels of literacy and numeracy. The project’s goals are to raise awareness of math and science content in daily life; overcome negative attitudes and behaviors related to science learning; and increase knowledge, vocabulary, and skills related to science and math. Additionally, the project assists adult educators and informal workshop facilitators with teaching basic math and science concepts. ”TV411 What’s Cooking?” is also designed to research strategies in which low-literacy adult learners utilize informal math and science resources in a Web 2.0 environment. The project will be managed by EDC’s Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA) project, in partnership with the Public Internet Channel, a New York-based Head Start Program, and formal education partners.
Director: Alex Quinn
Funder: National Science Foundation