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  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, John J. Koran, Jr., Mary Lou Koran, and John Scott Foster, of the University of Florida, discuss how individual differences in learning influence learning in informal settings. The authors present a model for researching this topic, elaborate on variables involved in this model, and suggest potential research areas for exploration. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, G. Donald Adams of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village discusses the influence of positive word-of-mouth on motivating attendance at museums and other visitor attractions. Adams shares an example of a word-of-mouth situation and how assessments made at various stages in the process can help a museum plan public programs ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Donald Patterson and Stephen Bitgood outline principles of exhibit design, which describe the relationship between visitor behavior and the characteristics of the exhibit environment. These principles include exhibit design factors (size, motion, aesthetic factors, novelty or rarity, sensory factors, interactive factors, and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Christopher J. Reich of the Anniston Museum of Natural History discusses visitor evaluation from the perspective of a museum director. Reich identifies and explains three obstacles that get in the way of visitor studies at institutions: the lack of time, lack of money, and threatening nature of evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Harris H. Shettel, museum consultant, questions why so few museums evaluate educational program and evaluations. Shettel provides six factors that she that explain why this is the case. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Ross J. Loomis of the Colorado State University discusses the evolving field of visitor research. Loomis identifies three indicators of a presence of a field of visitor studies, but argues that this field is not very well organized. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is an introduction to the "Visitor Studies" journal by Stephen Bitgood of Jacksonville State University. Bitgood summarizes discussions and highlights important issues from the First Annual Visitor Studies Conference. Bitgood analyzes visitor studies as a separate field. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Brookfield Zoo, operated by the Chicago Zoological Society, will develop a participatory exhibition on avian anatomy, physiology, behavior and ecology, "Be a Bird", whose overall goal is to bring biology to life with participatory exhibits in a zoo setting. The Brookfield Zoo will design and construct a permanent exhibition that uses discovery ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science proposes to build on its program of activities that involve children in science and bring them into contact with the approaches, objects and equipment that scientists use, with each activity designed to stimulate thinking and heighten interest in science. Cardinal features of the program are the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Cognitive research indicates that science experts commonly use diagrams as mediational tools for reasoning visually. But in science education materials and practices, visuals are typically "aids" rather than fundamental representations. This research will examine how students learn to comprehend, use, and construct diagrams as thinking tools. It ... »

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