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Pupils' Interaction with the Exhibits According to the Learning Behaviour Model
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Science communication.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Science centres are one of the best opportunities for informal study of natural science. There are many advantages to learn in the science centres compared with the traditional methods: it is possible to motivate and supply visitors with the social experience, to improve people’s understandings and attitudes, thereby bringing on and attaching wider interest towards natural science. In the science centres, pupils show interest, enthusiasm, motivation, self-confidence, sensitiveness and also they are more open and eager to learn. Traditional school-classes however mostly do not favour these capabilities. This research presents the qualitative study in the science centre. Data was gathered from observations and interviews at Science North science centre in Canada. Pupils’ learning behaviours were studied at different exhibits in the science centre. Learning behaviours are classified as follows: labels reading, experimenting with the exhibits, observing others or exhibit, using guide, repeating the activity, positive emotional response, acknowledged relevance, seeking and sharing information. In this research, it became clear that in general pupils do not read labels; in most cases pupils do not use the guides help; pupils prefer exhibits that enable high level of interactivity; pupils display more learning behaviours at exhibits that enable a high level of interactivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge, 2004. , 115 p.
Keyword [en]
informal and formal learning, science centre, interactive exhibits, qualitative research, pupils’ interviews, pupils’ observations, learning behaviours
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-1159OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:1159DiVA: diva2:517758
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Available from: 2005-05-24 Created: 2005-05-24 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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