Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museums

Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museums

Author: Scott G. Paris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135645281

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines the latest ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings. Although museum education provides the primary setting within which object-centered learning is explored, the analyses apply to a wide range of learning environments. Despite the demonstrated importance of object-centered learning for both academic and life-long learning, until now there has been little psychological research on the topic. Key features of this outstanding new book include: *Cross-disciplinary Focus--This is the first book to examine object-centered learning using the perspectives of such diverse fields as science, history, literacy, and art. *Museum Focus--The explosion of interest in museums of all kinds provides a natural launching pad for conceptual and practical discussions of object-based learning and informal learning environments. Vignettes--In order to ground the conceptual analyses, each chapter includes vignettes describing people actively engaged with objects in a specific setting. This volume is appropriate for advanced students and researchers in educational psychology, cognitive psychology, science education, and persons directly involved in museum education.

Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century

Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Hugh H. Genoways

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759114258

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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What underlying philosophy and mission should museums pursue in the first half of the twenty-first century? In Museum Philosophy, twenty-four authors use the lenses of a variety of disciplines to answer this essential question. Museum professionals offer their answers alongside philosophers, historians, political scientists, educators, sociologists, and others in a wide-ranging exploration of institutions from art museums to zoos. Hugh Genoway's book offers philosophical and ethical guidelines, describes the ways specific institutions illustrate different philosophies, examines major divisions in the museum community, and explores outreach and engagement between the museum and its larger community. Both established museum professionals and students of museum studies will benefit from this insightful look into the foundations and future of their field.

Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education

Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education

Author: Helen J. Chatterjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317143413

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 595

The use of museum collections as a path to learning for university students is fast becoming a new pedagogy for higher education. Despite a strong tradition of using lectures as a way of delivering the curriculum, the positive benefits of ’active’ and ’experiential learning’ are being recognised in universities at both a strategic level and in daily teaching practice. As museum artefacts, specimens and art works are used to evoke, provoke, and challenge students’ engagement with their subject, so transformational learning can take place. This unique book presents the first comprehensive exploration of ’object-based learning’ as a pedagogy for higher education in a broad context. An international group of authors offer a spectrum of approaches at work in higher education today. They explore contemporary principles and practice of object-based learning in higher education, demonstrating the value of using collections in this context and considering the relationship between academic discipline and object-based learning as a teaching strategy.

Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge

Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge

Author: Kiersten F. Latham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

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This broad introduction to museums benefits all educators who teach introductory museum studies, addressing the discipline from a holistic, dynamic, and document-centered perspective. • Frames museum studies within an information context and specifically addresses the interests and concerns of librarians • Benefits all educators who teach introductory museum studies, addressing the discipline from a holistic, dynamic, and document-centered perspective • Highlights how museums are embedded in a larger cultural complex that includes libraries, archives, and other information institutions

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Author: Thomas Kador

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429759284

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Object-Based Learning and Well-Being provides the first explicit analysis of the combined learning and well-being benefits of working with material culture and curated collections. Following on from the widely acclaimed Engaging the Senses, this volume explicitly explores the connection between the value of material culture for both learning and well-being. Bringing together experts and practitioners from eight countries on four continents, the book analyses the significance of curated collections for structured cultural interventions that may bring both educational and well-being benefits. Topics covered include the role of material culture in relation to mental health; sensory impairments; and general student and teacher well-being. Contributors also consider how collections can be employed to positively address questions of identity and belonging relating to marginalisation, colonialism and forced displacement. Object-Based Learning and Well-Being should be a key first point of reference for academics and students who are engaged in the study of object-based learning, museums, heritage, health and well-being. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners working in higher education, or those working in the cultural, heritage, museums and health sectors.

Die Stärke der Schwäche

Die Stärke der Schwäche

Author: Matthias Theodor Vogt

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631580320

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 697

Wer ist stark, wer ist schwach? Sind die Schwachen nicht die eigentlich Starken? Wer und was bestimmt, wer stark ist? Die Auswahl der Waffen, das Unterlaufen der Zensur, das Umschreiben der Erinnerung, die Inszenierung oder doch die Musik? Alle Texte widmen sich auf einem anderen Feld diesem Thema und werden so dem interdisziplinären Ansatz des Collegium Pontes gerecht. Das Collegium Pontes Görlitz-Zgorzelec-Zhořelec hat unter der Schirmherrschaft der Außenminister der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Republik Polen und der Tschechischen Republik eine Reihe eminenter Wissenschaftler und geistiger Exponenten eingeladen, gemeinsam über Bedingungen europäischer Solidarität nachzudenken und, ausgehend vom Verfassungsentwurf, mögliche Defekte und Zukunftswege und Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Dieser Band versammelt die zentralen, in Görlitz diskutierten Texte; weitere Beiträge wurden unter www.kultur.org veröffentlicht.

Cognitive Development in Museum Settings

Cognitive Development in Museum Settings

Author: David M. Sobel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317358466

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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Researchers in cognitive development are gaining new insights into the ways in which children learn about the world. At the same time, there has been increased recognition of the important role that visits to informal learning institutions plays in supporting learning. Research and practice pursuits typically unfold independently and often with different goals and methods, making it difficult to make meaningful connections between laboratory research in cognitive development and practices in informal education. Recently, groundbreaking partnerships between researchers and practitioners have resulted in innovative strategies for linking findings in cognitive development together with goals critical to museum practitioners, such as exhibit evaluation and design. Cognitive Development in Museum Settings offers an account of ways in which researchers in cognitive development partner with museum practitioners. Each chapter describes a partnership between academic researchers and museum practitioners and details their collaboration, the important research that has resulted from their partnership, and the benefits and challenges of maintaining their relationship. This approach illustrates cutting-edge developmental science, but also considers how researcher-practitioner interactions affect research outcomes and provide insight to questions common to practitioners. In addition, each set of researchers and practitioners discusses issues brought up by the partnership by posing questions concerning research-practice partnerships and research evidence, considering whether and how cognitive development research conducted in museum settings aligns with larger disciplinary interests in that field, and examining to what extent museum practitioners benefit from applying research on the development of cognitive processes to their educational practices.

The Objects of Experience

The Objects of Experience

Author: Elizabeth Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315417769

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 443

What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects to connect museum visitors to themselves, to others, and to their world. They discuss the key concepts underpinning our lived experience of objects and how museums can learn from them. Then they walk readers through concrete methods for transforming visitor-object experiences, including exercises and strategies for teams developing exhibit themes, messages, and content, and participatory experiences.

Gallery and Museum Education: Purpose, Pedagogy and Practice

Gallery and Museum Education: Purpose, Pedagogy and Practice

Author: Purnima Ruanglertbutr

Publisher: Purnima Ruanglertbutr

ISBN: 9780994177506

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 380

This special edition of the Journal of Artistic and Creative Education (JACE) brings together authors from across Australia discussing issues central to the ongoing development and importance of education within museums. What are the distinctive characteristics and significance of museum education? How does learning occur in museums and what does it look like? Who is engaged in museum education and where does it take place? What are some of the benefits of museum education? This edition explores these broad questions through nine articles that individually address the role of museum learning as providing a transformative experience in a rich, ‘hands-on’ and diverse environment. The authors present a wide array of case studies and examples from their institutions and their research, providing practical and invigorating discussions on the purpose, pedagogy and practice of museum education. At a time when there are significant cuts being made to education budgets in Australia, thereby often limiting excursions to museums and other cultural sites, it seems timely to publish a special edition that sheds light on the power of learning in museums and to make a case for museum learning. Moreover, museums are already producing effective learning experi-ences that are highly appreciated by their users, and these deserve to be celebrated. This celebration will hopefully lead to increased appreciation and understanding of the educational possibilities in museums and galleries, of why professionals have chosen to work in particular ways and the outcomes of their work.

Developing the Higher Education Curriculum

Developing the Higher Education Curriculum

Author: Brent Carnell

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787350878

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 809

A complementary volume to Dilly Fung’s A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education (2017), this book explores ‘research-based education’ as applied in practice within the higher education sector. A collection of 15 chapters followed by illustrative vignettes, it showcases approaches to engaging students actively with research and enquiry across disciplines. It begins with one institution’s creative approach to research-based education – UCL’s Connected Curriculum, a conceptual framework for integrating research-based education into all taught programmes of study – and branches out to show how aspects of the framework can apply to practice across a variety of institutions in a range of national settings. The 15 chapters are provided by a diverse range of authors who all explore research-based education in their own way. Some chapters are firmly based in a subject-discipline – including art history, biochemistry, education, engineering, fashion and design, healthcare, and veterinary sciences – while others reach across geopolitical regions, such as Australia, Canada, China, England, Scotland and South Africa. The final chapter offers 12 short vignettes of practice to highlight how engaging students with research and enquiry can enrich their learning experiences, preparing them not only for more advanced academic learning, but also for professional roles in complex, rapidly changing social contexts.

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402048572

Category: Education

Page: 1684

View: 478

Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

Learning: Design, Engagement and Definition

Learning: Design, Engagement and Definition

Author: Brad Hokanson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030850784

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 674

This book examines the topic of learning design from a human, interactive, and collaborative perspective. A variety of pedagogic and instructional modalities are thoroughly investigated as methodologies for creating functional and effective designs for students. The book is appropriate for all levels of teaching and learning, but special attention is paid to the special requirement of higher education, graduate education and post-graduate classrooms. Within the research chapters are embedded numerous examples, case studies, and implementation guides. The book is a scholarly yet practical guide to learning design and everyone from educational researchers in all areas of educational technology to instructional designers and instructional technologists will find it useful and inspiring at once.