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Chapter 9: Learner as Student
I have spent much time in the science museum of my city, San Diego, watching visitors try out the displays. The visitors try hard, and although they seem to enjoy themselves, it is quite clear that they usually miss the point of the display. The signs are highly decorative but they are often poorly lit, difficult to read, and have lots of gushing language with little explanation. Certainly the visitors are not enlightened about science (which is supposed to be the point of the exhibit).
The LCD focus of this chapter is on issues of facilitating understanding in people engaged in a formal learning situation: that is, learners as “students.” This chapter includes discussions and examples from
- Cognitive science ...