Research-based exhibition development : Illustrating the invisible nanoworld

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dc.contributor.author Laherto, Antti
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-25T08:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-25T08:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-17
dc.identifier.citation Laherto , A 2018 , ' Research-based exhibition development : Illustrating the invisible nanoworld ' , LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education , vol. 6 , no. 2 , pp. 103-125 . https://doi.org/10.31129/LUMAT.6.2.323
dc.identifier.other PURE: 99684540
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 1d3d2807-a268-49eb-b0f0-f367a97a963e
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5062-7571/work/50016474
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/253483
dc.description.abstract Informal learning environments such as exhibitions in museums and science centres have the potential to promote public engagement in the societally important fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology (NST). This study contributes to research-based development of an NST exhibition by mapping educational, communicational and museographical challenges in illustrating nanoscale science. For the methodological framework, the study employs a previously suggested model based on the Model of Educational Reconstruction. Potential visitors' perspectives were analysed by reviewing research literature on NST learning, and by interviewing science centre visitors. On the basis of the results, the study suggests strategies for illustrating the nanoscale in an exhibition: ways of supporting visitors' scale conceptualisation, presenting images and visualisations deliberately, and using scale models and macroscopic analogies. The study examines how the educational role of science centres may be enhanced by informing exhibition development with visitor-oriented research. en
dc.format.extent 23
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education
dc.rights cc_by_nc
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.subject exhibition development
dc.subject model of educational reconstruction
dc.subject nanoscale
dc.subject nanoscience education
dc.subject research-based development
dc.subject scale conception
dc.subject visualizations
dc.title Research-based exhibition development : Illustrating the invisible nanoworld en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.31129/LUMAT.6.2.323
dc.relation.issn 2323-7112
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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