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ERIC Number: ED113229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Museum Education: Recent Trends in Learning Environments.
Du Terroil, Anna
The role of museums in educational programs is described in this study and literature review. It collects, describes, and evaluates the museum's acceptance, use, and impact of psychological learning theories within educational programs. The study reports that most museums can give only a portion of their time, space, and imagination to educational programs. Throughout the literature review, a number of guiding principles point out psychological learning theories which museums use to provide exceptional learning experiences within their own institutions. The guiding principles which museums use include (1) the recognition of relevancy between museum visits and school experiences; (2) the use of visual objects as perceptual materials to reinforce learning; (3) the promotion of activity, discovery, and inquiry as useful techniques in developing and refining discriminatory skills; (4) the acceptance and utilization of organized experiences which facilitate learning and retrieval; and (5) the recognition of the value of stimuli and feedback as part of an exhibit to enable visitors to respond and attend to the exhibit as a learning experience. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., San Antonio.
Authoring Institution: N/A