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ERIC Number: EJ979015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Museum Superheroes: The Role of Play in Young Children's Lives
Krakowski, Pamela
Journal of Museum Education, v37 n1 p49-58 Spr 2012
This article explores the role of play in an art museum. Reflecting upon a kindergarten field trip to the Warhol Museum in which children's play was the centerpiece of the museum experience, the author examines what early childhood theorists have written about the value of play in young children's lives. She shows how the Warhol's program for young children makes use of the theorists' concepts of active engagement, intrinsic motivation, identity formation, symbolic thought, and memory-in-action, and concludes that play can be an effective strategy for stimulating young minds in museums of all types. (Contains 34 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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