THE MULTIPLE ROLES OF EXHIBIT LEARNING IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN A SCIENCE CENTRE

Autores

  • Paulo Henrique Nico Monteiro Instituto Butantan
  • Chantal Barriault Director of Science Communication Master Program. Laurentian University. Sudbury, Canada
  • Nelio Bizzo Universidade de São Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17648/educare.v13i30.18426

Palavras-chave:

learning, assessment, museum

Resumo


Visitor’s engagement with an exhibit could be considered as an important learning indicator and predictor. Based on this idea, Barriault and Pearson (2010) proposed an assessment framework, which has been constantly used by a Canadian Science Centre - Science North for different areas and proposes since 2005. This paper presents and analyses this experience as well as discuss some features of this framework as accuracy, feasibility and adaptability for other contexts. Documental analysis and interviews with Science North science staff and directors were held in order to deeply understand how this assessment method has been used at this Science Centre over these 10 years. All interviewees pointed that data collected through this method has been used to make changes in an exhibit in order to improve visitor's engagement, in floor-staff training programmes, as an important information for international partnerships and sales and, more recently, as a Centre's management indicators. In addition, all respondents  stressed the accuracy and feasibility as strengths of the tool as far as data collected is easy to understand and "make sense" for all staff. Science North's experience shows that collecting and analysing learning data can play an important role in providing useful findings for different areas of a science centre, and could be an important way to improve visitor’s experience at the museum.

Biografia do Autor

Paulo Henrique Nico Monteiro, Instituto Butantan

Pesquisador Científico do Instituto Butantan. Doutor em Educação (ensino de Ciências e Matemática) pela  Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo. Mestre em Ciências 9Saúde Coletiva) pelo Programa de Pós Graduaçaõ da Coordenadoria de Controle de DOenças da Secretaria de estado da Saúde de São Paulo

Chantal Barriault, Director of Science Communication Master Program. Laurentian University. Sudbury, Canada

Director of Science Communication Master Program.PhD Science Learning in Informal Settings. Curtin Univ. Australia 

Nelio Bizzo, Universidade de São Paulo

Professor titular do Departamento de Metodologia de Ensino e educação Comparada da Faculdade de Educação da Uhniversidade de São Paulo

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22-12-2018

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MONTEIRO, P. H. N.; BARRIAULT, C.; BIZZO, N. THE MULTIPLE ROLES OF EXHIBIT LEARNING IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN A SCIENCE CENTRE. Educere et Educare, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 30, p. DOI: 10.17648/educare.v13i30.18426, 2018. DOI: 10.17648/educare.v13i30.18426. Disponível em: https://e-revista.unioeste.br/index.php/educereeteducare/article/view/18426. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2021.

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DOSSIÊ: O ENSINO DE CIÊNCIAS: POSSIBILIDADES E PERSPECTIVAS