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ERIC Number: EJ1140726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Application and Adaptation of an Institutional Learning Framework
Foutz, Susan; Emmons, Claire Thoma
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n2 p179-189 2017
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has used a mission-aligned learning framework for more than a decade. Designed to foster and support adult-child interaction in exhibitions and programs, the central tool of the family learning framework is the Assessment of Learning Families in Exhibits (ALFIE) Inventory. ALFIE is used as a tool to plan for and measure family learning by the exhibit development, interpretation, public events and family programs, and research and evaluation departments. This article describes the development of the framework and inventory, the institutional benefits of the learning framework, and its application over the past 15 years. It concludes with an overview of recent developments in the field of children's museums, and the role of institutional learning frameworks going forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana (Indianapolis)
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