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ERIC Number: EJ1004906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Learning Times Two: Creating Learning through a Children's Museum Exhibit
Sharon, Tanya
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n1 p24-28 Jan 2012
This article describes an innovative lab course in which students designed and constructed five developmentally (and locally) appropriate museum exhibits around the theme "Healthy Living." They installed these at a local children's museum, designed a pretest/posttest to assess children's learning from the exhibit, conducted children through the exhibit and the assessment, analyzed the data, and wrote up their results: The exhibits were effective in increasing children's knowledge. A content analysis of essays by the student researchers, reflecting on what they had learned from the project, revealed learning at multiple levels, from content knowledge to increased self-understanding, perspective taking, and sense of efficacy, and further suggests that students would enjoy and strongly benefit from similar projects. Lessons and suggestions for future undertakings are offered. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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