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Museums and Education: Connecting the Elements of Education to Science and Children's Museums

dc.contributor.advisorLeona Schaubleen
dc.contributor.authorBane, Samantha
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractMuseums are informal environments that incorporate various elements of learning, such as: the learner environment, learners and learning, curriculum and teaching strategies, and assessment. This paper focuses on these elements that are apparent in children's museums and science museums. Important aspects of these topics that are discussed include: participation, agency, mediation, collaborative learning, novelty of resources, community connections, partnerships between museum and researcher, the use of background knowledge, motivation, interest, inquiry, the zone of proximal development, discourse, and play. There are also implications to be considered from understanding these elements of the informal museum setting, and how they relate to and affect the formal classroom setting.en
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen
dc.subjectMuseums and Educationen
dc.subjectScience Museumsen
dc.subjectChildren's museumsen
dc.subject.lcshChildren's museums -- Educational aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshScience museums -- Educational aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshLearning, Psychology ofen
dc.subject.lcshActive learningen
dc.titleMuseums and Education: Connecting the Elements of Education to Science and Children's Museumsen
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen

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