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Use of the Evaluation Framework to Analyze the Exhibition Panels on Physics in a Science Museum
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2018; 68: 448~458
Published online April 30, 2018;
© 2018 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Jae-hong KIM, Sungmin IM*

Department of Physics Education, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 38453, Korea
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Received December 15, 2017; Revised March 9, 2018; Accepted March 12, 2018.
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As the function of a science museum is being extended to include informal education, the role of exhibits and exhibition panels is becoming more and more important. In spite of this importance, expertise and relevant research are still in need. Therefore, we aimed to suggest an evaluation framework for exhibition panels in a science museum and to analyze exhibition panels on physics by using the framework. For this, the authors developed a framework to evaluate comprehensively the contents, designs, and functions of the exhibition panels. The framework has 3 dimensions and 8 domains; a content element and a curriculum domain in the content dimension, title format, body format, type of panel, and construction of the media domain in the design dimension, and method of instruction and connection of the exhibit domain in the function dimension. In this study, the authors analyzed 316 panels on physics at 6 national or public science museums in Korea and then discussed their significance based on the results of those examinations.
PACS numbers: 01.50.-i, 01.75.+m
Keywords: Science museum, Exhibition panel, Evaluation framework, Informal science education

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