Learning Conversations in Museums

Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Book
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science
Organization:
University of Pittsburgh
Description: 

What do people learn from visiting museums and how do they learn it? The editors approach this question by focusing on conversations as both the process and the outcome of museum learning. People do not come to museums to talk, but they often do talk. This talk can drift from discussions of managing the visit, to remembrances of family members and friends not present, to close analyses of particular objects or displays. This volume explores how these conversations reflect and change a visitor's identity, discipline-specific knowledge, and engagement with an informal learning environment that has been purposefully constructed by an almost invisible community of designers, planners, and educators.

Citation
ISBN:
0805840524

Team Members

Gaea LeinhardtGaea LeinhardtEditor

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