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Understanding science centre engagement in nurturing visitor interest and curiosity

Baniyamin, Nurhaya and Rashid, Md. Mizanur (2016) Understanding science centre engagement in nurturing visitor interest and curiosity. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 222. pp. 235-243. ISSN 1877-0428

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Reaching and engaging visitors within exhibitions and throughout the museum environment, recurred as an area of design concern. Using the recent experience of Science Centre Singapore, The Mind Museum Philippines and The Experimentarium Denmark, the responses of the centre managements provided initial findings towards quality visitor experience and informal learning intentions. The biggest challenge is to provide an opportunity for cognitive and affective learning while collectively facilitating enjoyment and fun. Learning and educational theory are explored with implications for the exhibition development process. Nurturing visitor interest and curiosity theme reveal the centre's approach to offer a rich and cohesive experience.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4136/67012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exhibition design, informal learning, science centre, visitor experience
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1 Periodicals. Serials
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Nurhaya Baniyamin
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 16:22
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 16:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67012

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