[ASC-list] Perth: UWA Sci Comm Seminar- 16 October 2009; Learning on visits

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UWA SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SEMINAR SERIES- 16th October 2009

This week we have two postgraduate students, Muza Gondwe and Sonam  
Choden, who will be presenting summaries based on their literature  
reviews completed for
the unit COMM7402 Specialist Research Topics.

Muza Gondwe: Authentic Science Inquiry in Interactive Exhibits.

The bedrock of science is theoretical and experimental investigation with
inquiry the vehicle that advances scientific knowledge.  Inquiry learning
has received a lot of attention in the last few years as a method to
encourage students to learn skills, such as observation, inference, and
experimentation which go far beyond the "recipe book" laboratory practicals
and demonstrations.

Learning in out of school settings such as at museums, science centres,
zoos and botanic gardens are increasingly seen as important in helping student
appreciate the value of and the nature of science, promoting students to
think independently, critically and creatively.

My literature review will discuss whether and to what extent interactive
exhibits which are the mainstay of museums actually promote open ended
scientific inquiry.

Muza is a postgraduate research student from Malawi. She has dabbled  
in teaching, writing, editing, and development work.



Sonam Choden: Zoos as Agents of Environmental Education

Sonam is a science teacher from Bhutan and who is doing a Master in
Science Communication and Education.  She did her practicum placement  
at Perth Zoo and has done a literature review on Zoos as agents of  
environmental education, covering such topics as how environmental  
experiences impact on learning, the impact of zoo experiences on  
classroom learning and the educational implications of this.

__________________

THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

WHO: COMM7402 Literature Review Students: Muza Gondwe and Sonam Choden

WHEN: Friday October 16, 2009 at 4pm

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus Centre for
Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.

__________________

COMING UP

The schedule of upcoming seminars and events can also be found on the UWA
Science Communication blog: http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com


__________________
Stephanie Watts
On behalf of the Science Communication Seminar Coordinators
Email: uwasciencecomm at gmail.com
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com

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UWA SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SEMINAR SERIES- 16th October 2009

This week we have two students, Muza Gondwe and Sonam Choden, who will be
presenting a summary based on a detailed literature reviews completed for
the unit COMM7402 Specialist Research Topics.

Authentic science inquiry in interactive exhibits .



The bedrock of science is theoretical and experimental investigation with
inquiry the vehicle that advances scientific knowledge.  Inquiry learning
has received a lot of attention in the last few years as a method to
encourage students to learn skills, such as observation, inference, and
experimentation which go far beyond the "recipe book" laboratory practical?s
and demonstrations.



Learning in out of school settings such as at museums, science centres,
zoos, botanic gardens are increasingly seen as important in helping student
appreciate the value of and the nature of science, promoting students to
think independently, critically and creatively.



My literature review will discuss whether and to what extent interactive
exhibits which are the mainstay of museums actually promote open ended
scientific inquiry.



Muza has dabbled in teaching, writing, editing, and development work.



Sonam Choden is a science teacher from Bhutan and who is doing a Master in
Science Communication and Education.  Her literature review is on Zoos as
agent of environmental education, covering such topics as how environmental
experiences impact on learning, the impact of zoo experiences on classroom
learning and the educational implications of this.

__________________

THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

WHO: COMM7402 Literature Review Students: Muza Gondwe and Sonam Choden

WHEN: Friday October 16, 2009 at 4pm

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus Centre for
Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.

__________________

COMING UP

The schedule of upcoming seminars and events can also be found on the UWA
Science Communication blog: http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com

(Please note that some events later in the semester are still tentative but
will be finalised closer to the event date)

__________________
Stephanie Watts
On behalf of the Science Communication Seminar Coordinators
Email: uwasciencecomm at gmail.com
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com
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