ERIC Number: ED083088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-1
Reference Count: 0
The Pedagogue's Panoplist. An Irregular Review of Heuristic Happenings at the Horace Mann Space Center, Museum Education Department, Old Sturbridge Village. Volume II, Number 3.
This issue of the Panoplist is devoted to a comprehensive review of Museum education at Old Sturbridge Village. The museum's collections support the educational purpose of providing an accurate knowledge of the arts, thought, and natural resources of 19th century New England. The program has made use of new educational techniques which apply to museum teaching, such as an interdisciplinary approach, open classrooms, and community and career oriented education. Thematic and conceptual approaches have been used for tours. The 1972-73 basic tours were farming, homelife, textiles, and government. The role of the tour escort has aimed at stimulating the group's own inquiry, deriving from Hilda Taba's concept formation and attainment models. A belief in the active involvement of children in the learning process has resulted in farming, textile, and cooking studios. Teacher programs have focused on curriculum development and innovative teaching techniques. Materials collected have been classified in a resource guide for teachers. The Museum Education Center has been designed to facilitate the Center's educational objectives. The history of staff development and a staff profile conclude the issue. (KSM)
Descriptors: American Culture, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Innovation, Handicrafts, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interior Space, Learning Activities, Museums, Open Education, Program Development, Social Studies, Staff Role, Staff Utilization, Teacher Workshops, Thematic Approach, United States History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA. Museum Education Dept.