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ERIC Number: EJ1128211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
As Conversations Unravel: A Reflection on Learning to Teach Adult Audiences Using Experience from School, Teacher, and Family Programs
Singh, Kabir
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n1 p46-51 2016
Teaching general adult audiences in art museums requires the teacher to consider different goals and priorities than those of school, teacher, or family programs. In this reflective essay, one gallery educator whose primary museum teaching experiences had been with the latter audiences discusses a transition to leading public tours. He describes finding a balance between providing information and creating an open space for visitors to develop and share their own ideas about works of art. He specifically cites two elements of Visual Thinking Strategies that he found transferable from work on school programs to facilitating adult conversations in museums on public tours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
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