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Impact of science museums and centres

Author: Rautela, G.S.

Keywords: Science museums
Science centres

Issue Date: 2010-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: Science Centres render a valuable service to their communities. As a result of visitor Oriented activities, Science Centres have a profound impact on learning, motivation and attitude of a person, on local economies, on social processes and on policy making at official level. Personal impact means enhancing the knowledge or Skills of an individual or group, economic impact is a measurable contribution to the economy of the surrounding community, Societal impact means any identifiable impact on social processes at the individual or Social level, political impact encompasses any influence at the decision making level or in gaining mileage. Science Centres are institutions that offer hands on Science learning environment. Science Centres strengthen the motivation of Students, and influence learning strategies, attitudes towards Science and the career choices of young people. Though many Science Centres run on Subsidy, they pay back many folds of the subsidies as personal, social and economic impacts on the local communities as well as enriching public understanding and appreciation of science and technology, Science Centres are among the major tourist attractions all over the world. They are also prime elements in cultural tourism. Millions of people visit Science Centres globally. Science Centres also work tirelessly for physically challenged and underprivileged people and are in constant endeavour to take science learning to distant rural areas. Leaders of the State consider Science Centres as agents for development and social change. Qualitatively, it is easy to understand the impacts of science centres. What we need is the evidence of a long term quantitative impact.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Rautela, G.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T10:37:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T10:37:50Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.description.abstract Science Centres render a valuable service to their communities. As a result of visitor Oriented activities, Science Centres have a profound impact on learning, motivation and attitude of a person, on local economies, on social processes and on policy making at official level. Personal impact means enhancing the knowledge or Skills of an individual or group, economic impact is a measurable contribution to the economy of the surrounding community, Societal impact means any identifiable impact on social processes at the individual or Social level, political impact encompasses any influence at the decision making level or in gaining mileage. Science Centres are institutions that offer hands on Science learning environment. Science Centres strengthen the motivation of Students, and influence learning strategies, attitudes towards Science and the career choices of young people. Though many Science Centres run on Subsidy, they pay back many folds of the subsidies as personal, social and economic impacts on the local communities as well as enriching public understanding and appreciation of science and technology, Science Centres are among the major tourist attractions all over the world. They are also prime elements in cultural tourism. Millions of people visit Science Centres globally. Science Centres also work tirelessly for physically challenged and underprivileged people and are in constant endeavour to take science learning to distant rural areas. Leaders of the State consider Science Centres as agents for development and social change. Qualitatively, it is easy to understand the impacts of science centres. What we need is the evidence of a long term quantitative impact.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 35-45p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Science centres
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Rautela, G.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T10:37:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T10:37:50Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.description.abstract Science Centres render a valuable service to their communities. As a result of visitor Oriented activities, Science Centres have a profound impact on learning, motivation and attitude of a person, on local economies, on social processes and on policy making at official level. Personal impact means enhancing the knowledge or Skills of an individual or group, economic impact is a measurable contribution to the economy of the surrounding community, Societal impact means any identifiable impact on social processes at the individual or Social level, political impact encompasses any influence at the decision making level or in gaining mileage. Science Centres are institutions that offer hands on Science learning environment. Science Centres strengthen the motivation of Students, and influence learning strategies, attitudes towards Science and the career choices of young people. Though many Science Centres run on Subsidy, they pay back many folds of the subsidies as personal, social and economic impacts on the local communities as well as enriching public understanding and appreciation of science and technology, Science Centres are among the major tourist attractions all over the world. They are also prime elements in cultural tourism. Millions of people visit Science Centres globally. Science Centres also work tirelessly for physically challenged and underprivileged people and are in constant endeavour to take science learning to distant rural areas. Leaders of the State consider Science Centres as agents for development and social change. Qualitatively, it is easy to understand the impacts of science centres. What we need is the evidence of a long term quantitative impact.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 35-45p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Science centres
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text