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Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection

Baniyamin, Nurhaya and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton (2019) Science centre engagement on visitor personal connection. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 7 (6S5). pp. 1547-1555. ISSN 2277-3878

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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 practical methods to inspire visitor into having a response. The review features multiple theories of learning advocating how visitors learn and how these theories influence a museum’s exhibition design endeavors. Using the experience of selected Science Centres as primary case-studies, this article analyses various perspectives and organizational approaches. Cultivating visitor interest through visitor personal connection represents an important echoing concept which reaches at the essence of the exhibition design practice. Visitors act as celebrants of science information in an edutainment context, motivated by a quest for social and enlightening experiences. How does science centre engage in visitor personal connection? How do they sustain quality visitor experience and informal learning objectives? Responses to these queries are the core of this article.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4136/74666
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exhibition design; Informal learning; Science centre; Visitor experience, museum exhibitions
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2400 Museums. Exhibitions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Nurhaya Baniyamin
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 17:21
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 17:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74666

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