ERIC Number: ED139998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Learning Derived by Visitors to the Ohio Historical Center.
Boggs, David L.
The paper presents results of a study to assess to what extent visiting a museum is an adult learning experience. Study population was 112 adult visitors to the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus during December 1976 and January and February 1977. Visitor behavior was observed and recorded and the visitors were then interviewed for their comments about what they had seen. Visitor comments indicative of learning from the exhibits were scored on a scale of evidence of six cognitive and five affective learning behaviors. Collected data were tabulated as mean scores for the 11 behaviors and anecdotal data presented in narrative form under each behavior. A demographic profile of the 112 visitors is included. The study supported the contention that some learning occurs during a museum visit in a setting of leisure and recreation. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1977)