Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums

Editors: Davidsson, Eva, Jakobsson, Anders (Eds.)

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There is an increasing interest in understanding learning and knowledge development when visitors attend informal institutions, such as museums, science centers, aquariums and botanical gardens. But in what ways do visitors develop new knowledge, skills and awareness about displayed issues in these kinds of settings and how does the exhibition environment affect and scaffold learning processes? In this book, the authors turn their attention to visitors’ and staff members’ actions and dialogues during the visits in order to identify and study learning situations. A common approach is the use and development of socio-cultural and cultural-historical frameworks and theories as means for coming closer to the significance of interactions at different levels and in different contexts. The individual chapters cover learning interactions in relation to staff members’ roles and identities, family visits, exhibitions as resources for professional development and school visits.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Davidsson, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Using Sociocultural Frameworks to Understand the Significance of Interactions at Science and Technology Centers and Museums

    Jakobsson, Anders (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Changing Practices, Changing Identities as Museum Educators

    Ash, Doris (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • The Medium is the Message

    Pedretti, Erminia

    Pages 45-61

  • Family Engagement at Aquarium Touch Tanks—Exploring Interactions and the Potential for Learning

    Rowe, Shawn (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums
Editors
  • Eva Davidsson
  • Anders Jakobsson
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-725-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-725-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 209
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