Hands-on Trolleys: Facilitating Learning Through Play

January 1st, 2006 | RESEARCH

This paper reports findings from a study that evaluated the impact child-centered discovery trolleys have on 4-8 year old children's museum experiences. The Queensland Museum developed a set of resource trolleys to introduce young visitors to museums and their collections. Findings from this study add to the body of knowledge on this topic and may have important implications for designing museum experiences that stimulate children's interest in museums and increase learning outcomes. A copy of the questionnaire used in the study is included in the appendix of this paper.


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Team Members

Michele Everett, Author, University of Tasmania
Barbara Piscitelli, Author


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Page(s): 10

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Research Products | Survey
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs