Using Museums to Popularise Science and Technology

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Museums of all sorts and science centres offer excellent opportunities in popularising science and technology to achieve scientific and technological literacy. Science and technology educators and teachers will particularly find this book useful in determining how they could use those facilities effectively in making teaching science and technology enjoyable and contextual. The museum curators and science centres on the other hand will be able to use the book to assist teachers in their efforts to bring relevance and fun in the learning of these subjects.



A Wider Perspective on Museum Learning: Principles for Developing Effective Post-Visit Activities for Enhancing Students' Learning

Many museum-based studies, which have investigated learning arising from visitors' museum experiences, have restricted such learning to visitors' experiences in the museum itself. Such a view is limiting of actual learning, which has the potential to extend beyond the formulation of knowledge in an in-gal!ery context. In this paper we discuss a view of learning that recognises the dynamic interplay of visitors' prior knowledge, their experiences during a museuml visit, and their subsequent life expetiences.


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