ERIC Number: ED044929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1936
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Studies of the Education of Children in a Museum of Science.
Melton, Arthur W.; And Others
The investigations reported in this monograph have to do with the relative educational effectiveness of various methods of instruction, and of attendant circumstances of the formal visits of school children to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Two broad generalizations came out of the investigations; that the effectiveness of a museum visit is subject to change through the manipulation of conditions which are under the control of the museum authorities; and that many conditions of the museum visit have various degrees of effectiveness as a function of the educational level of the visiting children, and perhaps as a function of the subject matter. Evaluation of the teaching ability of museum docents is a variable worthy of further study. The preparation for the museum visit, the function of the illustrated lecture in the museum visit, and the methods used in the experimentation are explained. The appendix contains copies of samples of the materials used in the investigations. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Buffalo Museum of Science NY
Note: American Association of Museums, New Series Number 15