A comprehensive bibliometric analysis of current trends in outdoor and informal learning for science education
Klavdiya G. Erdyneeva 1 , Alexey I. Prokopyev 2 , Nataliia A. Kondakchian 3 , Sergey V. Semenov 3 , Alexander A. Evgrafov 3 , Albinа R. Fayzullina 4 *
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1 Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, RUSSIA2 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA3 Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, RUSSIA4 Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, RUSSIA* Corresponding Author

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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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Article Type: Review Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 20, Issue 6, June 2024, Article No: em2461

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/14660

Publication date: 01 Jun 2024

Online publication date: 30 May 2024

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