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Learning in the Museum

Learning in the Museum - 98 edition

Learning in the Museum - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780203210192

ISBN10: 0203210190

Learning in the Museum by George E. Hein - ISBN 9780203210192
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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International: No
Learning in the Museum by George E. Hein - ISBN 9780203210192

ISBN13: 9780203210192

ISBN10: 0203210190

Edition: 98
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Summary

Learning in the Museum confronts the educational role which museums can have and shows how research in visitor studies and the philosophy of education can be applied to facilitate a meaningful educational experience in museums. The book contains a brief history of education in public museums, and goes on to examine how the educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky relate to learning in the museum. A survey of the wide range of research methods employed in visitor studies is illustrated with examples taken from museums around the world. George E. Hein concludes that visitors best learn when knowledge is actively constructed in their own minds, and provides a model of the "constructivist museum"--one with exhibitions which are physically, socially, and intellectually accessible to every single visitor.