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New experiences and old knowledge: towards a model for the personal awareness of science and technology

Stocklmayer, Susan; Gilbert, John


The use of the phrase 'the public understanding of science' has been under attack for some time because of its incompatibility with modern theories of learning. In an attempt to find a more acceptable model, interviews were conducted at Questacon, the Australian National Science and Technology Centre, with visitors of a wide range of ages who had used the interactive exhibits there. The study showed that, when using an exhibit, a visitor has a reminding of a similar experience that forms the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500690210126775


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