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ERIC Number: EJ805058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Myth Making and the Power of Place in the Middle School
Henning, Jean
Journal of Museum Education, v32 n3 p241-250 Fall 2007
A suburban art museum, forced to rely on an outdoor environment for a middle-school collaborative program, discovered that in fact, this large and varied landscape was the ideal setting for students to learn not only classroom curriculum, but also about themselves, their peers, and their relationship with nature. In developing and teaching this program, so removed from their normal habitat, museum educators gained new perspectives not only on their practice, but also on the developmental needs and imaginative lives of middle school students. Teachers gained new insights into their students and into the rich connections to be found in their classroom curriculum (Contains 8 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A