Measuring awe and critical thinking in a science museum

C. Aaron Price, Jana Greenslit, Lauren R. Applebaum, Gloria Segovia, Chaucey Slagel, Kimberly A. Quinn, Sheila Krogh-Jespersen

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Abstract

Museums and informal science learning centers often use awe to entice, inspire and educate. Recent studies have suggested that awe can also impact critical thinking skills. We gave surveys to 1,057 guests at a science and an art museum to look for how aspects of awe differ among spaces and activities. Critical thinking was also measured utilizing a framework established in the art museum field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1473-1474
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Volume3
Issue number2018-June
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2018Jun 27 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Price, C. A., Greenslit, J., Applebaum, L. R., Segovia, G., Slagel, C., Quinn, K. A., & Krogh-Jespersen, S. (2018). Measuring awe and critical thinking in a science museum. Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, 3(2018-June), 1473-1474.