Learning physics at science centers: Use of visitors’ drawings to investigate learning at an interactive sound exhibit

Terence Mcclafferty, Léonie Rennie

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    Abstract

    Science centers and museums use interactive exhibits to teach visitors about scientific concepts. Feher (1990) referred to such exhibits as “powerful learning tools”, and stated that “for the user they constitute an independent, teacher-free, learning device; and for the researcher they are the means for rendering explicit user’s conceptions and studying the learning process” (p. 46). It is important for the center and museum managers, and the exhibit designers, to understand the exhibit’s effectiveness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDrawing for Science Education
    Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Pages155-167
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9789463008754
    ISBN (Print)9789463008747
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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    Mcclafferty, T., & Rennie, L. (2017). Learning physics at science centers: Use of visitors’ drawings to investigate learning at an interactive sound exhibit. In Drawing for Science Education: An International Perspective (pp. 155-167). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-875-4_14