Understanding Best Practices in Exhibit Design to Improve Learning of Evolutionary Biology in Non-formal Education Facilities in Alberta

dc.contributor.advisorSteinberg, Shirley R.
dc.contributor.authorRecord, Lauryn Anne
dc.contributor.committeememberSeidel, Jackie
dc.contributor.committeememberMcdermott, Mairi
dc.date2018-11
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-17T14:10:23Z
dc.date.available2018-09-17T14:10:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-10
dc.description.abstractThis project explores the teaching of evolution in non-formal education centres in Alberta. It aims to define goals for evolution education in non-formal science learning spaces (museums, zoos, science centres, and aquariums), examine the unique nature of free-choice learning, and initiate a dialogue on best practice between exhibit designers, collections managers, and educators. The project examines the literature on evolution education and non-formal science education, fosters dialogue with participants that are employed in exhibit design and education, and observes exhibits in facilities across North America. I advocate for inclusion of interpretive pedagogy and interactive exhibit styles that are rooted in inquiry and creativity and use the resources at hand to illustrate evolution principles in a manner that addresses barriers to evolution understanding, is accessible and relevant to diverse visitor audiences, and is targeted at mission-based goals related to the specific facility.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRecord, L. A. (2018) Understanding Best Practices in Exhibit Design to Improve Learning of Evolutionary Biology in Non-formal Education Facilities in Alberta (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/32916en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/32916
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/107740
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultyWerklund School of Education
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEvolution
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectNon-formal education
dc.subjectExhibit Design
dc.subject.classificationEducationen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Sciencesen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Best Practices in Exhibit Design to Improve Learning of Evolutionary Biology in Non-formal Education Facilities in Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Research
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)
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