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Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection

Baniyamin, Nurhaya and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton (2018) Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection. In: International Conference Of Islamic Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering, 22nd-23rd December 2018, Bangi, Selangor.

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Abstract

Museum exhibition environment provides experiential learning through its messages to influence knowledge, attitudes and learning behaviours of visitors. Connections in visitors' cognitive, affective, emotional and physiological responses play a beneficial role in museum visits. The research focuses on how science centre as part of a museum discusses various methodological approaches to encourage visitor into having a response. The review highlights multiple learning theories underpinning how visitors learn and how these theories impact a museum’s exhibition design efforts. Using the experience of selected Science Centres as primary case-studies, this paper examines different perspectives and methodological approaches. Nurturing visitor interest through visitor personal connection represents an essential recurring concept which strikes at the core of the exhibition design process. Visitors act as celebrants of science information in an edutainment context, motivated by a quest for social and enlightening experiences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4136/70532
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exhibition design; Informal learning; Science Centre; Visitor experience
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Nurhaya Baniyamin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 11:53
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 12:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70532

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