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Reflection on the Nature of Science: Strategies and Impact of Venue Education

Beilei Wen, Yingying Deng, Xiaozhong Chen, Jufeng Qi


Teaching activities based on exhibits and those grounded in technology are the primary forms of science education within venues, playing a significant role in enhancing public scientific literacy. This study, based on a survey of 162 learners across six science popularization venues, explores the current understanding and specific manifestations of the nature of science among these learners. The results indicate that both exhibit-based and technology-based teaching activities in science popularization venues need overall improvement. Learners demonstrate an understanding that is relatively traditional, generalized, superficial, and lacks comprehension in certain dimensions. Based on these findings, this study proposes recommendations for the improvement of venue education.


Informal learning; Venue learning; Nature of science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v8i2.13030