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ERIC Number: EJ895432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Of Cultural Tools and Kinds of Knowledge: Investigating Field Trip-Based Learning about Art, Culture, and the Environment
Martell, Sandra Toro
Journal of Museum Education, v33 n2 p209-220 Sum 2008
This paper focuses on field trip-based experiences across the disciplines of art, culture, and science. The author addresses gaps in the learning sciences' research about children learning both art and cultural content as well as how they learn cross-disciplinary practices. She offers one strategy, video-based interpretive case studies (VICS). By using a VICS approach, museum educators have a means of understanding their own actions as facilitators and of learning from visitors' interactions across subjects. The paper discusses two findings. Field trip-based talk and use of cultural tools mimics those found in traditional school classrooms. Students are introduced to syntactic knowledge in art via discussion and use of narrative and authentic art-making related practices. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
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