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In July 2013, Jess Lambert, an M.A. student from University College London undertook a study for her dissertation. The title was, “How Does the Narrative Voice Contribute to Meaning Making in Immersive Museum Environments?”
For the purposes of this study ten pupils from both St Joseph’s and St Mary’s accompanied her on visits to three different museums. I have enclosed Jess’s abstract from her dissertation, which explains what the thesis about.
There is a short video, which contains an introduction read by one of the children who took part. Furthermore, there is an extended video of the discussion that took place between Jess and the children at the end of the visits.
Immersive environments are becoming increasingly popular in many forms of leisure
activity. From restaurant dining to shopping, theme-
This thesis focuses on how the narrative voice contributes to meaning-
Different forms of engagement allow the children to create their own meaning and the narrative provides structure for this process. However, it is important for them to control how and what they learn and have the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from interactives, displays and most importantly other human beings.