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ERIC Number: EJ1174438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Learning Experiences in Museums: Harnessing Dewey's Ideas on Continuity and Interaction
Winstanley, Carrie
Education 3-13, v46 n4 p424-432 2018
Museum and gallery educators have become increasingly adept at creating environments that foster constructivist thinking, invite interaction and encourage activity. Leading museum educator, Hein, for example, directly attributes Dewey's influence, describing his ideas about experiences, as a 'crucial lesson for museum educators: engagement with museum content, that is, personal connection with museum experiences, is important for learning' [Hein, G. E. 2012. "Progressive Museum Practice: John Dewey and Democracy." Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 34]. Through a consideration of Dewey's notions of continuity and interaction, the lasting impact of these ideas is demonstrated. Suggestions are made for closer links between museum educators and teachers as well as ideas for enhancing learning experiences in museums.
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Language: English
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