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Using museums to popularise science and technology / edited by Sharyn Errington (editor), Susan M. Stocklmayer (assoc. editor), Brenton Honeyman (assoc. editor).

  • Honeyman, Brenton.
[2001], ©2001
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London, U.K. : Commonwealth Secretariat, [2001], ©2001.

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160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


Preface / Stephen Matlin -- Foreword / Saroj Ghose -- The Malaysian National Science Centre and its Science Stories as a visitors' companion programme / Sharifah Barlian Aidid -- The Learning Experience in the Nature Exchange / Chantal Barriault -- Art and science? - NGA! / Susie Bioletti and Philippa Winn -- Making heritage relevant / Paul F. Donahue and Claude Faubert -- Wild ways of learning: zoo education in New South Wales / Karen Fifield -- Cultivating green awareness: specialist tracks and programmes for young children at the Australian National Botanic Gardens / Julie Foster -- Broadening science perspectives / Janelle Hatherly -- Caribbean Outreach - a special project / Althea Maund -- Living with the river: the Rideau River Biodiversity Project / Monty Reid -- Science on the move - exhibit design workshops / Allen Rooney -- Exhibitry: contributions to entertainment and learning / Geoff Snowdon --
Visiting a science centre or museum? Make it a REAL educational experience! / Léonie J. Rennie and Terry P. McClafferty -- The unique role of science centres in immersing students and teachers in real-world science and technology / Judith Arrowood and Hooley McLaughlin -- Responding to teacher needs: "Fossils", a hands-on education in New Zealand / Neville Gardner -- Investing in education for better public programmes / Brett Dunlop -- How can science centre and museum education programmes be improved? Teachers' responses to pre-visit and visit questionnaires / Robin Garnett -- The science centre as living laboratory / Paul McCrory and Melanie Quin -- Ingenious! Edutainment via interactive multimedia / Ian Allen and Brenton Honeyman -- Real vs virtual visits: issues for science centres / Brenton Honeyman -- Computer-based exhibits: a must-have or a liability? / Simon Yates and Sharyn Errington -- What do primary students gain from discussion about exhibits? / John K. Gilbert and Mary Priest -- A wider perspective on museum learning: principles for developing effective post-visit activities for enhancing students' learning / David Anderson and Keith B. Lucas -- Evaluating the design of interactive exhibits / Susan M. Stocklmayer and John K. Gilbert -- Appendix: science centres and science museums in the Commonwealth.


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