ERIC Number: ED289831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-7
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How To Write Educational Materials for Targeted Audiences.
Orlando, Lynn S.; Young, Steven K.
The purpose of this document is to assist museum personnel in developing appropriate exhibits, materials, and teaching procedures to ensure an exciting and informative museum experience for students. Objectives for the museum experience as well as ways to meet these objectives are presented. Sections of the booklet discuss: (1) presentation of educational materials; (2) ways that reading ability and skill level affect student achievement, motivation, and behavior; (3) vocabulary development; (4) exhibit labels; (5) questioning strategies; (6) museum tours; (7) effective learning in a museum; (8) teaching and learning principles for museums; (9) instructional material readability; (10) adapting materials for learners' ability levels; (11) comprehending written discourse; and (12) schema theory, comprehension, and retention. This booklet emphasizes that the development of effective materials geared toward the ability of the leaners is critical to the success of the museum experience. A 43-item reference list is appended. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (Saratoga Springs, NY, November 7, 1987).