ERIC Number: ED248883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Museum Education Anthology. Perspectives on Informal Learning: A Decade of Roundtable Reports.
Nichols, Susan K., Ed.; And Others
This 45-paper anthology presents an overall picture of 1973-1983 writings in Roundtable Reports, the quarterly journal of Museum Education Roundtable. Thirty-five of the articles appeared in previous Roundtable Reports, while some are new articles that reflect on original articles to provide context and historical perspective. Papers are grouped around seven themes: priming the muse (dealing with the philosophical bases of museum education); a distinctive brand of education; audiences as clients; teaching objects; toward building a profession; and first questions. A complete index to Roundtable Reports is included, organized by author, institution, volume, and subject. Specific topics discussed include children, curiosity, and museums; learning, play, and fantasy; interpretation from the non-educator's point of view; imagination in teaching; identifying client needs; the adult tour dilemma; constructing a cultural context through museum storytelling; the museum docent; the museum and the visitor experience; evaluating docents; and the roles of attention and curiosity in museum learning. (LMM)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Exhibits, Indexes, Informal Education, Museums, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
American Association of Museums, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Museum Education Roundtable, Washington, DC.