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ERIC Number: ED511336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Intercultural Dialogue in the Museum Context
Jovana, Milutinovic; Olivera, Gajic
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n7 p30-42 Jul 2010
This paper underlies the importance of the museum and the international scientific partnership for the promotion and valorisation of regional cultural heritage, as a condition for developing greater awareness of civilizational framework of cultural inheritance at the global level. The goal of the action research that was carried out in parallel in Italy and Serbia and involved 170 children, was to devise, realize and evaluate an educational programme that would bring museums closer to children. Reflexivity and triangulation were used in this research endeavour based on constructivist theoretical framework. The data were collected by means of participatory observation protocol, children's artworks, audiovisual transcripts and working sheets. Upon reflection about the activities carried out and the data collected, the authors of this paper, as participants in the research, are able to validate several important roles of the museums, as the place that facilitates the development of an awareness of cultural heritage of one's own country, skills and capabilities, social and individual construction of meaning, as well as the development of an international partnership. Research findings confirm that the field of qualitative educational discourse offers museums a respectable future in terms of linking theory and practice. In other words, museums will make possible a closer application of scientific results with the purpose of improving educational practice. Details of the exhibition of children's work in the Diocesan Museum and the Gallery of Matica Srpska are appended. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy; Serbia