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Using the Contextual Model of Learning to Understand Visitor Learning from a Science Center Exhibition

Falk, J., Storksdieck, M., 2015, Science Education, 89, 5, 744–778

To find out how specific independent variables (such as prior knowledge, interest, motivation, choice and control, within and between group social interaction, orientation, advance organizers, architecture, and exhibition design) contribute to learning outcomes when not measured in isolation and if the "Contextual Model of Learning" is useful for understanding learning in museums.

Updated: October 13, 2015


Building Science Process Skills, Students explore rain forest habitat characteristics and species diversity duri...

Reviewed: March 27, 2015


Early Elementary Students' Development of Astronomy Concepts in the Planetarium

Reviewed: September 2, 2014


Eyeballs in the Fridge: Sources of early interest in science

Reviewed: September 2, 2014


Astronomy Podcasting: A Low-Cost Tool for Affecting Attitudes in Diverse Audiences

Reviewed: September 2, 2014

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STEMdex Beta Site Launches

December 19, 2013

The first round of training has taken place, and the beta version of the STEMdex site is online.