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Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer and her co-authors have taken an important study and turned it into an intriguing, readable, and practical book. Adult learners provide a unique opportunity for museum educators. But what are adult learners looking for? What motivates them to take a class or attend a museum-sponsored activity? What do planners and instructors need to know to maximize the experience for participants? The authors analyzed a wide variety of programs from the perspective of planners, instructors, and ...
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Adult Museum Programs: Designing Meaningful Experiences

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Overview

Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer and her co-authors have taken an important study and turned it into an intriguing, readable, and practical book. Adult learners provide a unique opportunity for museum educators. But what are adult learners looking for? What motivates them to take a class or attend a museum-sponsored activity? What do planners and instructors need to know to maximize the experience for participants? The authors analyzed a wide variety of programs from the perspective of planners, instructors, and participants. They discovered what works and what doesn't, and they've distilled this knowledge into twelve basic steps you can use to design truly meaningful experiences for your museum's adult programs. Visit the authors' web page
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface with Acknowledgments and Credits
Part 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Adult Learners: Unique Audience, Unique Opportunity
Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Soul-Searches to Socials: Types of Museum Programs Being Offered to Adult Learners
Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Program Planners' Perspectives
Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The Instructor's Perspective
Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Program Participants Speak Out
Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Designing Excellent Learning Experiences: A Twelve-Step Program
Part 9 Appendixes
Part 10 References
Part 11 Index
Part 12 About the Authors
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