The project aims at identifying the creative dynamics that occur when young people aged 12-20 are involved with social media activities in relation to natural science museums. It also studies how their interaction and reflection processes relate to the content and the communication purposes intended by the museums.
The PhD project studies learning across contexts at a cultural history museum. Drawing on theories from socio-cultural, media and museum studies, and a mixed method approach the project aims to investigate and understand, how different media solutions within the museum space online as well as offline influences young people's museum and learning experience.
The project deals with how mobile media can be used to scaffold young peoples’ creative science learning in a semi-formal learning context. The project positions itself between the research fields of semi-formal learning, digital literacy and museology, and qualitative studies are conducted in the science center Experimentarium’s semi-formal learning environment consisting of a school workshop "Energy agent for a day" and the associated exhibition.