ERIC Number: EJ785103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Play, Learning, and Experience: What Museums Afford Young Visitors
Henderson, Tara Zollinger; Atencio, David J.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n3 p245-251 Dec 2007
This paper examines important factors in maximizing children's experiential learning in the context of inquiry-based children's museums. Learning is understood as situated in physical, social, and interactive context that is best achieved when children have opportunities to engage in play-based inquiry. Recommendations for maximizing children's learning in museums, supporting children's interactions with peers and adults, and offering affordances for children's play are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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