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Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning

Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning (Hardback)

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Why do people go to museums and what do they learn there? What roles can museums serve in a learning community? How can museums facilitate more effective learning experiences? John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking investigate these questions in Learning from Museums. Synthesizing theories and research from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, education, anthropology, neuroscience and museum research, Falk and Dierking explain the nature and process of learning as it occurs within the museum context and provides advice on how museums can create better learning environments. Visit the authors' web page

EducationTeaching SkillsExtra-curricular activitiesEducational visits & field tripsReference & ResearchMuseums & museology Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S. Publication Date: 17/05/2000 ISBN-13: 9780742502949  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking are founders and directors of the Institute for Learning Innovation in Annapolis, Maryland. Their books include Lessons without Limit, The Museum Experience, and Free-Choice Science Education.

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