Teach. & learn. in non-school settings such as museums is a topic of increasing interest to researchers in psych, educ (sci, art, soc stud), cog sci, and to specialists in museum educ. This book fits nicely into a small but rapidly expanding market.
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Learning Conversations in Museums

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Teach. & learn. in non-school settings such as museums is a topic of increasing interest to researchers in psych, educ (sci, art, soc stud), cog sci, and to specialists in museum educ. This book fits nicely into a small but rapidly expanding market.
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Produced by the Museum Learning Collaborative, this volume collects 13 theoretically-grounded studies of the educational-social-cultural aspects of museum exhibits. A unique feature of this emerging field of social science research is that museums themselves often seek out evaluations of visitor behavior. Time is the organizing construct for studies that move from ethnographic case studies of museum staff and a family's museum visits over time, to interactions at single exhibits, to moments in which visitors confront identity issues or use exhibit contents to support family activities or science learning. A second volume reporting research on how these conversations impact learning is planned. The editors are with the U. of Pittsburgh. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410606624
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Conversations: A Year of Learning. K. Knutson, Creating a Space for Learning: Curators, Educators and the Implied Audience. M. Abu-Shumays, G. Leinhardt, Two Docents, Three Museums: Central and Peripheral Participation. K.M. Ellenbogen, Museums in Family Life: An Ethnographic Case Study. G. Leinhardt, C. Tittle, K. Knutson, Talking to Oneself: Diaries of Museum Visits. Part II: Conversations: An Afternoon of Learning. G. Leinhardt, M. Gregg, Burning Buses, Burning Crosses: Student Teachers See Civil Rights. J. Fienberg, G. Leinhardt, Looking Through the Glass: Reflections of Identity in Conversations at a History Museum. C. Stainton, Voices and Images: Making Connections Between Identity and Art. S. Allen, Looking for Learning in Visitor Talk: A Methodological Exploration. E. Rosenthal, J. Blankman-Hetrick, Conversations Across Time: Family Learning in a Living History Museum. Part III: Conversations: A Moment of Learning. K. Crowley, M. Jacobs, Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity. D. Ash, Negotiations of Thematic Conversations About Bioilogy. S.G. Paris, M.J. MercerFinding Self in Objects: Identity Exploration in Museums. L. Schauble, M. Gleason, R. Lehrer, K. Bartlett, A. Petrosino, A. Allen, K. Clinton, E. Ho, M. Jones, Y-S. Lee, J-A. Phillips, J. Siegler, J. Street, Supporting Science Learning in Museums.
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