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Echarri, Fernando; Urpi, Carmen – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The nature and scope of the experiences offered to museum visitors are varied and changing, given that museums make it possible to explore new methodologies for unleashing and transmitting meaning during visits. In this regard, at the University of Navarra Museum, we researched the possibilities for mindfulness as a contemplative technique to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Metacognition, Art Therapy
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Murphy, Michael P. A. – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The introduction of online elements to museums and cultural sites has opened up new ways for visitors to engage with the past, with nature, with culture, and all other treasures of the museum. However, docent training has lagged behind visitor-facing educational initiatives. By blending online elements into docent education programs, staff…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Museums, History, Teaching Methods
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Roche, Joseph; Davis, Nicola; Stanley, Jessica; Hurley, Mairéad – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The annual Ecsite conference is the largest conference in Europe for people working in science museums, science centers and other science engagement organizations. In 2017, the 28th Ecsite conference was held in Porto, Portugal, from the 15th-17th of June. This review includes a short history of Ecsite and its annual conference as well as critical…
Descriptors: Museums, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Informal Education
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Robinson, Marvin; Zalut, Lauren – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
In an effort to humanize the issues surrounding mass incarceration, and to foster empathy in historic site visitors, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site launched a pilot tour program that hired formerly incarcerated people to give tours of the building. These 15-minute tours allowed visitors to hear personal stories of incarceration alongside…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Historic Sites, Museums, Institutionalized Persons
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Katrikh, Mark – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Visitors come to museums for many reasons, including to learn something new about our world, not specifically to have an emotional response. Visitors unprepared for personal experiences can manifest their confusion in a multitude of ways. Anticipating such reactions, museums must engage in dialogue, to help visitors process emotions and ultimately…
Descriptors: Museums, Safety, Prosocial Behavior, Teaching Methods
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Rauch, Noah – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
The 9/11 Memorial Museum's docent program offers visitors artifact-based entry-points into a difficult, emotional history. The program's launch raised a host of questions, many centered on how to balance and convey strongly held, often traumatic, and sometimes conflicting experiences with a newly constructed institutional narrative. This article…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Museums, Historic Sites, Program Descriptions
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Fletcher, Tina S.; Blake, Amanda B.; Shelffo, Kathleen E. – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Children routinely visit art museums as part of their educational experience and family time, many of them having special needs. The number of children diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders is increasing. These conditions may include heightened sensory "avoiding" or "seeking" behaviors that can interfere with a…
Descriptors: Museums, Perceptual Impairments, Sensory Aids, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Kelton, Molly L.; Saraniero, Patti – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Museum partnerships can involve significant tensions, especially when these collaborations reach across institutions to blend disciplines such as art and mathematics. Rather than simply being obstacles to overcome, we suggest that tensions arising in multi-institutional, cross-disciplinary collaborations can be highly generative for collaborators,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Development
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Deetsch, Mike; Glass, Rachel; Jankowski, Regina; Mylander, Evelyn; Roth, Peggy; Wharton, Elisabeth – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
This paper details a research study, conducted by the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) and Toledo Public Schools (TPS), outlining the impact of visual literacy interventions on pre-literacy development. Because TPS K-3 students regularly fail the state report card in literacy, the two groups co-developed a curriculum that enhanced tier two vocabulary…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Field Trips, Intervention
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Munn, Kathleen; Wickens, K. Allison – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
As stewards of historical documents, objects, and places, public history institutions are well-positioned to present history in ways that develop today's students into tomorrow's informed and active citizens. This article illustrates how public history institutions are equipped to engage students with the tools and techniques they need to become…
Descriptors: History, Civics, Citizenship Education, Museums
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Sautner, Kerry; Medina, Gregorio – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Police trainings at museums have been a small but strong program within the museum field. Programs that provide youth and police the opportunity to engage one another in structured learning environments can enable those participants to share personal experiences, explore negative stereotypes, and discuss mutual perceptions of controversial topics…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Police Education, Police Community Relationship
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Nagawiecki, Mia – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
What does it mean to be an American? Legal permanent residents (LPRs) in the United States have had to seriously contemplate this question as the immigration debate has proven one of the most divisive issues of the past two years. Many have begun actively pursuing American citizenship, which includes studying 100 questions about American history,…
Descriptors: Museums, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Civics
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Paynter, Braden; Zuleta, Carola; Rebolledo, Daniel; Bascuñán, Karen; Marishane, Lebogang; El Khamlichi, Mohamed – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Museums have a crucial role to play in building active citizens in their societies. In part, museums are well positioned to do this because developing new citizens is greatly strengthened by the study of the challenges and successes of the past. However, in looking for examples to learn from just as much can be gained by examining citizens working…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Museums, Democracy, Youth
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de los Santos, Theresa M.; Smith, Elizabeth; Cohen, Mira – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
In early January 2017, educators and leaders at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum considered how they could best address the need for news literacy training in the wake of the fake news eruption. In the spirit of shared authority, the Reagan Library and Museum partnered with Pepperdine University to create a public forum,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Museums, Libraries, Universities
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Dressler, Virginia A.; Kan, Koon-Hwee – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Theoretical and practical implications of incorporating Quick Response (QR) codes in a traveling international art exhibition are addressed in this paper. Blending the physical and virtual dimensions, the exhibition undergirded a pilot study of the integration of technology into traditional museum settings in both China and the United States. The…
Descriptors: Museums, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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