Are hands-on and interactive exhibitions educating young visitors: or are they posing as educational instruments with secondary motives that fail to evoke a learning experience?

Langdon, Martin (2008) Are hands-on and interactive exhibitions educating young visitors: or are they posing as educational instruments with secondary motives that fail to evoke a learning experience? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The focus of this dissertation is concerned with the shift in museum exhibition practice, where it is now seen imperative to include interactive exhibitions to stimulate the visitors’ museum experience. The overall aims of this dissertation are to investigate the educational impact of hands-on exhibitions, to identify whether a learning process is actually occurring, and to identify why interpretation within museums is shifting towards visitor and subject interaction. In conjunction with ascertaining their overall educational value, light will be shed on why interactive exhibits are replacing the traditional display-cased museum and the problems that come with them.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 15:42
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1134

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