Development of Scientific Concepts Through the Use of Interactive Exhibits in Museums

January 1st, 1992 | RESEARCH

In this article, the Center for Social Design's Don Thompson summarizes a 1985 article written by E. Feher and K. Rice featured in "Curator." Feher and Rice suggest that the museum can be a valuable environment in which to study learning processes. Thompson describes key findings from the researchers' investigation of the role of naive, or preconcieved notions, on learning which takes place at museum exhibits. The researchers interviewed school children at two exhibits centered around the principles of light and vision.



Team Members

Don Thompson, Author, Center for Social Design


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 7
Number: 4
Page(s): 16


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science | Physics
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits