Entertaining evolution: Understanding science from animations

Camillia Matuk, David H. Uttal

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Abstract

At a natural history museum in Chicago, a series of animations puts a humourous spin on important concepts of evolution. These short films demonstrate the tensions between design goals that include both entertainment and education, and raise important questions about the use of animation for teaching complex processes such as evolution. This study reports the findings from clinical interviews with museum visitors and students on their understanding of evolution from watching these animations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-94
Number of pages2
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Issue numberPART 3
StatePublished - 2008

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Entertaining evolution : Understanding science from animations. / Matuk, Camillia; Uttal, David H.

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