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xv, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Learning from museums - an introduction-- the personal context-- the sociocultural context-- the physical context-- museums and the individual-- communities of learners-- a place for learning-- the contextual model of learning-- documenting learning from museums-- making museums better learning experiences-- museums in the larger society-- the future museums.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742502956 20160528
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(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742502956 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-226X-01, CSRE-226X-01, EDUC-226-01
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203 p.
Learning in the Museum begins with a brief history of education in public museums, and a rigorous examination of how the educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky and subsequent theorists relate to learning in the museum. A survey of the wide range of research methods employed in visitor studies is illustrated with examples taken from museums around the world. George E. Hein concludes that visitors can best learn in exhibitions which are physically, socially, and intellectually accessible to every single visitor. This volume serves as a practical guide for all museum professionals on how to adapt their museums to maximize the educational experience of every visitor. It will also be essential reading for educators interested in learning in the museum.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415097758 20160527
Over the last 20 years, museum professionals have become increasingly aware of the educational role of museums and have begun to re-evaluate the relationship between museums and their visitors. Museum visits tend to be brief, infrequent events requiring less time and effort than most educational activities. Can adults and children alike learn anything from such fleeting exposure, let alone find the experience profound and meaningful? This text confronts these issues and shows how research in visitor studies and the philosophy of education can be applied to facilitate a meaningful educational experience in museums. "Learning in the Museum" begins with a brief history of education in public museums, and a rigorous examination of how the educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky and subsequent theorists relate to learning in the museum. A survey of the wide range of research methods employed in visitor studies is illustrated with examples taken from museums around the world. George Hein concludes that visitors can best learn when knowledge is actively constructed in their own minds, in exhibitions which are physically, socially, and intellectually accessible to every single visitor. He shows how museums can adapt to create this kind of environment, to provide what he calls the "Constructivist Museum". As well as providing a meaningful theoretical basis to museum education, this volume serves as a practical guide for all museum professionals on how to adapt their museums to maximise the educational experience of every visitor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415097765 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-226X-01, CSRE-226X-01, EDUC-226-01