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ERIC Number: EJ1129104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
How Might "You"…? Seeking Inquiry in the Museum Studio
Ecker, Hollie; Mostow, Sarah
Journal of Museum Education, v40 n2 p207-215 2015
Hands-on workshops in museums have become ubiquitous. What is the best approach to leading these materials-based experiences and how might they relate to gallery teaching? This article outlines best practices for facilitating museum workshops. Describing a framework for designing activities, giving feedback, and sharing information, it draws examples from the authors' classes at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. By posing a "motivating question," educators can set up an open-ended activity that connects to both visitors" experiences and a museum object; participants then respond using materials. Adopted from principles of progressive art education, this approach is relevant to educators looking to apply inquiry-based teaching to hands-on learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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