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Naming and Narratives at Natural History Dioramas

Tunnicliffe, Sue (2015) Naming and Narratives at Natural History Dioramas. In: Natural History DIoramas. Springer, Dordretch, p. 161.

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Abstract

We consider that natural history dioramas are one of the most effective museum exhibit genres for the teaching and learning of many aspects of biology. Dioramas have been, hitherto, a rather neglected area of museum exhibits, but a renaissance is beginning for them and their educational importance in contributing to people’s understanding of the natural world. They can reach a wide audience and increase access to biological knowledge. However, science learning in museums and science centres should be viewed and remembered as a life long, cultural process in which such encounters and subsequent learning are firmly located in the context in which they are seen and the culture and context within which they are interpreted

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: dioramas, Learning, museums, Learning contexts, Curriculum and subjects, Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 13:30
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:57
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