Use of Virtual Exhibits for Promoting Science Learning on the Webs of Science Centers

Use of Virtual Exhibits for Promoting Science Learning on the Webs of Science Centers

Leo Tan Wee-Hin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and R. Subramanian (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-325-8.ch009
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Abstract

Science centers are institutions for the promotion of informal science learning to students and the public (Oppenheimer, 1972; Danilov, 1982; Tan & Subramaniam, 1998; Delacote, 1998). They have come to be regarded as part of a nation’s scientific, technological, and educational infrastructure. Science centers promote their mission objectives in a number of ways: exhibitions on a range of themes, science enrichment programs that complement science lessons taught in schools, mass-based promotional activities such as science festivals and competitions, and so on. However, exhibitions remain the core and distinctive feature of the attractions in science centers.

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