ERIC Number: EJ638080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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How To Encourage Museum Visitors To Ask Questions: An Experimental Investigation.
Informal Learning, n39 p1,4-5 Nov-Dec 1999
Tests the use of modeling and wait-time as guided-tour procedures and their use by docents as a strategy for increasing visitor questions. Modeling and wait-time seemed clearly important in encouraging visitors to begin to ask questions. Visitors asked an average of seven times more questions than had been asked on pre-experimental tours. (PVD)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Curiosity, Experiential Learning, Group Behavior, Informal Education, Modeling (Psychology), Museums, Teaching Methods, Wait Time
Informal Learning Experiences, Inc., P.O. Box 42328, Washington, DC 20015.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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