We compared two types of guided visits to short trails at the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (La Paz, Bolivia), in relation to six response variables measured in groups of 4th to 6th grade children. One of the trails followed the traditional way of guidance with knowledge transmission from the guide to the visitor (GT). The other one used the Trails of Inquiry methodology, based on the knowledge building by the visitor, eased by the guide (SI). A larger percentage of attentive children, children that reflexively participated of the observations, and those that made reflexive comments about what they observed in relation to their own close environment. There was no difference between groups in the percentage of children participating in relation to the observations. Furthermore, there was no quantitative difference in the number of answers about either newly acquired knowledge, or changes that children could do for their own environment, but there was a qualitative difference. We conclude that the SI trails is more appropriate if we want to generate changes in attitudes in the visitors, in relation to nature conservation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparison of traditionally and indagatory guided visits to the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, la Paz - Bolivia|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Apr 2017|