Title: Combining art with science to go beyond scientific facts in a narrative environment
Authors : Bättig-Frey, Petra
Jäger, Monica Ursina
Treichler Bratschi, Regula
Published in : Journal of museum education
Volume(Issue) : 43
Issue : 4
Pages : 316
Pages to: 324
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Garden as narrative environment; Sustainability; Science communication; Effectiveness analyses; Art and science collaboration
Subject (DDC) : 000: Generalities and science
Abstract: Overlooking the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland, the team of “Sustainability Communication” at the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is exploring new possibilities of comprehensive and sustainable communication and teaching methods. Using narrative environments as working tools to promote sustainability, we have created an outdoor experience and learning environment for students and visitors to discover how grasses have changed the world and how this relates to sustainable food production today. This paper presents a learning experience in Gräserland (World of Grasses) and gives insights into how the combination of art and science communication can emotionally involve visitors, which can result in behavioral changes. Creating complex, narrative spaces to engage with our audience has created new ways of knowledge production, science communication and has gotten people to care. An effectiveness analysis has proven to be fruitful in tracking visitor’s insights and long-term learning outcomes, while enhancing their learning experience.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1080/10598650.2018.1523624
ISSN: 1059-8650
2051-6169
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12496
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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