Portal To The Public - John Falk Presentation
Public Audiences' Motivations for Visiting Informal Science Education Institutions
John Falk, Ph.D.
Sea Grant Free-Choice Science Learning Professor, Oregon State University and President Emeritus of the Institute for Learning Innovation
What motivates visitors is inextricably connected to visitors' prior beliefs, personal context and role played during the visit. The key to ISE institutions successfully facilitating current science learning for the majority of their visitors is figuring out how to make current science an appropriate learning goal for all types of visitors.