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Murphy, Michael P. A.; Rose, Daniel – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
The "Curator's Curiosities" program was launched at Fort Henry National Historic Site in the summer of 2017 as an object-based interpretive program. In addition to learning the history of an artifact from the collection, participants were taught how to properly handle and catalogue the artifact, under the supervision of trained museum…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions, Historic Sites, Museums
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Akerman, Suzanne – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
As the role of zoos shifts from entertainment to environmental stewardship, many facilities are embracing new methods of achieving their goals. Recent studies indicate that people who feel empathy toward animals are more likely to engage in conservation actions, leading some zoos, aquariums, and nature centers to incorporate empathy-building…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Empathy, Animals, Teaching Methods
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Mesiti, Leigh Ann; Parkes, Alana; Paneto, Sunewan C.; Cahill, Clara – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
"Building Computational Thinkers," a three-year research study, explored how educators and designers can most effectively support the development of computational thinking capacity, and how these learning experiences could be customized to meet the needs of different learners. This research study focused on three specific exhibit design…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Pegno, Marianna – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
When working with immigrant and refugee audiences, art museums can be unique sites of engagement, healing, and language acquisition through art-making experiences and in-gallery activities. Furthermore, museums can close the gap between service provider and cultural institution by building sustaining relationships rooted in long-term collaboration…
Descriptors: Audiences, Immigrants, Refugees, Partnerships in Education
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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Levin, Irina – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
The Bursa Immigration History Museum (BIHM) proudly celebrates the role that migrants have played in building a prosperous city. BIHM's permanent exhibition aims to demonstrate that Bursa and Turkey's multiculturalism has been and continues to be an important element of its strength. At the same time, as a state institution, BIHM creates a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Museums, Foreign Countries
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Echarri, Fernando – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
As in the case of the 80th anniversary of Picasso's "Guernica," painted in 1937, museums can incorporate significant dates and anniversaries into their educational programming. The University of Navarra Museum has taken advantage of the opportunity presented by this anniversary to present an educational project entitled…
Descriptors: Museums, Peace, Painting (Visual Arts), Nonschool Educational Programs
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Chayder, Line Ali – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Refugee children and young people are living a life in transition: they have been forced to leave their countries due to war, poverty or political persecution in order to seek protection and new life options in Denmark. This article argues that museums have opportunities to help the process of integration that has been mostly overlooked. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Activities, Refugees, Museums
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Williams, Ray – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
In response to current tensions around U.S. immigration policies and the expression of diverse religious identities, the author presents a case study in which a university art museum engaged local children and adults to share images and stories of their experience as practitioners of five of the world's major religions. These contemporary, local…
Descriptors: Museums, Intergroup Relations, Judaism, Religious Cultural Groups
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Sriprachya-anunt, Wasana – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
In the past 20 years, the number of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand has increased tremendously. Due to several criminal incidents in which offenders were Myanmar workers shown in the news over the last decade, many Thais have developed prejudice against Myanmar migrant workers. This article contends that a museum can be a starting point in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Foreign Countries, Crime
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Grabman, Rebecca; Stol, Talia; McNamara, Annie; Brahms, Lisa – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
This article describes Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's multi-phase approach to developing professional development (PD) for its maker educators. Researchers engaged maker educator staff in research-practice partnerships at each stage of the process, with the intention of supporting maker educators in developing their practice. Grounded in…
Descriptors: Museums, Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Sociocultural Patterns
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Sheppard, Maia; Kortecamp, Karen; Jencks, Sarah; Flack, Jake; Wood, Alexandria – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
In collaboration with historic sites in Washington, DC, that have shared commitments to place-based and experiential learning, Ford's Theatre teaches K-12 educators about Civil War history through engagements with places, artifacts, stories, and enduring conflicts that can be made relevant to students' lives. In this article, we provide program…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Place Based Education, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development
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Tran, Lynn Uyen; Gupta, Preeti; Bader, David – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
It is through the collective work of museum educators that an organization grows its social capital in its local community and beyond its physical footprint. Given the significant contributions of museum educators to an institution's outcomes, we argue for a shift in mindset on investing in their growth and development. We share our reasoning for…
Descriptors: Museums, Nonschool Educational Programs, Educational Development, Professional Development
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Kornegay Rose, Krystal; Cahill, Sarah; Baron, Christine – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, Mystic Seaport Museum educators present how findings from evaluations of their teacher professional development programs challenged them to reconsider what it means to understand and support teachers' unique professional needs. Included is a discussion of what it…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, Teacher Responsibility, Faculty Development
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Krucoff, Rebecca – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators partner with classroom educators in a multitude of ways aimed at enriching student experience. This article examines a five-week museum education course at Pratt Institute for pre-service art teachers taught in the model of a professional development series that could be adapted for many museums and applied to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Museums, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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