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Natural History Dioramas – Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes

Science Educational Aspects

Editors: Scheersoi, Annette, Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on visitor experience and learning in natural history dioramas
  • Discusses the function of dioramas as models, leading to a better understanding of the scientific endeavour
  • Constructs a comprehensive framework to understand how museum visitors ‘translate’ the visual scene 
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This book presents the history of natural history dioramas in museums, their building and science learning aspects, as well as current developments and their place in the visitor experience. 
From the early 1900s, with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies, this genre of exhibits evolved in response to the changes in entertainment, expectations and expressed needs of museum visitors. The challenge has always been to provide meaningful, relevant experiences to visitors, and this is still the aim today. Dioramas are also increasingly valued as learning tools. Contributions in this book specifically focus on their educational potential. In practice, dioramas are used by a wide range of educational practitioners to assist learners in developing and understanding specific concepts, such as climate change, evolution or or conservation issues. In this learning process, dioramas not only contribute to scientific understanding and cultural awareness, but also reconnect wide audiences to the natural world and thereby contribute to the well-being of societies.

In the simultaneously published book: “Natural History Dioramas – Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes, Socio-cultural Aspects” the editors focus on socio-cultural issues and the potential of using dioramas to engage various audiences with – and in – contemporary debates and big issues, which society and the natural environment are facing.

About the authors

Annette Scheersoi is a Professor in Biology Education at the University of Bonn,Germany. Her doctorate was on museum’s exhibition concepts and the use of differentmedia for communicating biological knowledge. Since 2005 she is a biology teachertrainerand researcher, first at Frankfurt University, then at the University of Cologneand now at Bonn’s university. Her research on biology learning focuses on interestdevelopment in out-of-school learning environments. Annette also develops learningmaterials for schools as well as for museums, zoos and botanic gardens.
Sue Dale Tunnicliffe is a Reader in Science Education at UCL Institute ofEducation, University College London. She holds a bachelors degree fromWestfield College, University of London in Zoology and trained as a secondarybiology teacher at the university’s Institute of Education. After teaching ingrammar schools for a few years she had children and, wanting to find out moreabout how young children learnt science, particularly biology, she enteredprimary school teaching and is now interested in pre school learning, as well asanimals as exhibits. She set up and ran a new Primary Science and DesignTechnology advisory team for London Borough of Richmond and then becameHead of Education at the Zoological Society of London. She has worked at theBBC and in a cultural museum. Her doctorate was from King’s College,London ’Talking about animals: conversations of children in zoos, a museum anda farm”. She has published widely.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00174-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural History Dioramas – Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes
Book Subtitle
Science Educational Aspects
Editors
  • Annette Scheersoi
  • Sue Dale Tunnicliffe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00175-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00175-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00174-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 215
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations
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