ERIC Number: ED494300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
This book shows how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter. Through photographs and numerous classroom examples, the author--an experienced curriculum director, teacher, and museum educator--guides the reader through every step of designing museum projects that teach students core content, along with valuable research and communication skills. To help the reader's museum project along, the author provides a classroom-proven plan, including worksheets, rubrics, and advice on: (1) How to select a museum topic related to standards-based curricula; (2) How to use the project to define learning targets and assess achievement; and (3) How to introduce students to museum projects and engage them in creating meaningful exhibits that educate the community. Following a foreword and preface, this document is divided into two parts and twelve chapters. Part I, The Purpose, contains: (1) Creating Student-Designed School Museums; (2) Collaborating to Develop Museum Projects; (3) Clarifying What Students Will Learn; and (4) Assessing Student Learning. Part II, The Process, contains: (5) Introducing the Museum Project; (6) Visiting a Professional Museum; (7) Researching the Museum Topic; (8) Designing the Exhibits; (9) Writing for a Museum Audience; (10) Constructing the Exhibition; (11) Learning the Full Exhibition; (12) Opening the Museum to the Public; and an Afterword. Appendix A contains Agendas for Planning Meetings, and Appendix B contains Student-Involved Assessment Strategies. The book concludes with: (1) References; (2) About the Author; (3) Related ASCD Resources for Learning on Display; and (4) An ASCD Study Guide for Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding.
Descriptors: Art Education, Comprehension, Communication Skills, Exhibits, Experiential Learning, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Museums, Cooperative Planning, Research Skills, Student Projects, Guides, Teaching Methods, Academic Standards, Student Participation, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.