Patterns in Practice: Selections from the Journal of Museum Education

1st Edition

Susan K Nichols

Routledge
Published August 15, 2007
Reference - 403 Pages
ISBN 9781880437001 - CAT# Y288576

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Summary

This comprehensive anthology features 47 selected articles from the Journal of Museum Education plus ten new introductory essays by leaders in museum education and related fields. The articles and essays explore some of the fundamental issues concerning the role of education in museums today, from serving diverse communities to motivating visitors in an informal learning setting. The book is divided into five sections which 1) trace the evolution of the museum education profession; 2) explore the field's theoretical base; 3) consider methods of research used; 4) provide examples of how theory is translated into practice; and 5) summarize issues relating to professional development. Sponsored by the Museum Education Roundtable

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