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ERIC Number: EJ1131188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-8455
Exploring the Role of Visitors' Self-Identity in Marine Museum Learning
Yang, Kuay-Keng; Hong, Zuway-R; Liu, Ming-Chin; Lin, Huann-shyang
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, v5 n4 p375-393 2015
As research of self-identity, self-concept, and self-efficacy in the discourse of environmental education is scarce, this study attempted to explore the role of visitors' self-identity in marine museum learning. With the use of on-site data collection, investigators of this study collected 144 completed questionnaire surveys from marine museum visitors. Seventeen of these visitors were randomly selected and agreed for an individual 30-minute follow-up interview to solicit their views of environmental awareness and responsibility. Results revealed that visitors who viewed themselves as explorer/facilitator (E&F) outperformed visitors who viewed themselves as experience seeker/recharger on self-concept and self-efficacy. In addition, E&F visitors tended to have a better understanding of conservation, sustainability, human-nature interaction, and science communication. All visitors did possess similar levels of interest and enjoyment during their museum visit. The above results provide insights into the important role of self-identity in the learning outcomes of self-concept, self-efficacy, and environmental awareness and responsibility among museum visitors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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