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ERIC Number: EJ1103911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Engagement with Physics across Diverse Festival Audiences
Roche, Joseph; Stanley, Jessica; Davis, Nicola
Physics Education, v51 n4 Article 045007 Jul 2016
Science shows provide a method of introducing large public audiences to physics concepts in a nonformal learning environment. While these shows have the potential to provide novel means of educational engagement, it is often difficult to measure that engagement. We present a method of producing an interactive physics show that seeks to provide effective and measurable audience engagement. We share our results from piloting this method at a leading music and arts festival as well as a science festival. This method also facilitated the collection of opinions and feedback directly from the audience which helps explore the benefits and limitations of this type of nonformal engagement in physics education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland (Dublin); United Kingdom