The Nature of Science at Informal Education Settings: Natural History Museums


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The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics of the on-line teaching materials on the websites of natural history museums particularly with regards to their educational perspectives, focusing on the nature of science. A total of twelve on-line resources from the four well established museums used in this study were selected as representative informal science teaching materials. The analyses highlighted the potential of natural history museums as an informal science learning venues.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 277-279)

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Kwang Hwa Chung, Yong Hyeon Shin, Sue-Nie Park, Hyun Sook Cho, Soon-Ae Yoo, Byung Joo Min, Hyo-Suk Lim and Kyung Hwa Yoo




M. K. Shin, "The Nature of Science at Informal Education Settings: Natural History Museums", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 277-279, pp. 387-390, 2005

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January 2005




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