From "fun science" to seductive science

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Viladot, P. , Stengler, E. and Fernández, G. (2016) From "fun science" to seductive science. In: Franche, C. , ed. (2016) Spokes Panorama 2015. ECSITE, pp. 53-65. Available from:

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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 could be described as “boring”, a trend has emerged with a focus on “fun science” in museums, hoping to address current shortcomings. In this article we question this view and propose the idea of “seductive science” as an alternative to achieve long-term impact of museum visits.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Also published online in Issue 13 of the on-line journal Spokes: Available on the repository here:
Uncontrolled Keywords: science communication, science centres and museums, science education
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Dr E. Stengler
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 16:21


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