Title: Science centre on a screen
Authors: Bronwyn Bevan, Noel Wanner
Addresses: Exploratorium Center for Teaching and Learning, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA. Exploratorium Center for Media and Communication, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
Abstract: The educational strategies of the Exploratorium, a hands-on science centre in San Francisco, in promoting the public understanding of science are discussed. Use of the Web and other technologies in ways that embed the Exploratorium|s traditional educational philosophy - promoting science learning through personal and first-hand interactions with inquiries into natural phenomena - are also explored.
Keywords: science centres; public understanding of science; web-based science education.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.5, pp.427-440
Published online: 11 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article