From fun science to seductive science

Viladot, P., Stengler, E. and Fernández, G. (2016) From fun science to seductive science. In: Kiraly, A. and Tel, T., eds. (2016) Teaching Physics Innovatively 2015. ELTE University. ISBN 9789632848150 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/27793

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Science centres and museums have undergone a great evolution in recent decades although it seems that, lately, the science museum model has been somewhat stagnant. Since the radical changes of the mid-twentieth century, it has developed towards strategies in which visitor numbers take precedence over other considerations. Alongside a school science that still does not seem to attract a sufficient number of students to science, a trend has emerged with a focus on “fun science” in science centres and museums. We question this view and propose the idea of “seductive science” as an alternative to achieve long-term impact of museum visits, with an emphasis on scientific museology principles and inquiry based learning.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:science communication, science centres, science education, physics teaching
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Applied Sciences
ID Code:27793
Deposited By: Dr E. Stengler
Deposited On:11 Jan 2016 11:04
Last Modified:26 Sep 2016 06:48

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