Museums & Families
Being of Value
By (author) Lynn D. Dierking
Museums & Families by Lynn D. Dierking
Book DescriptionThis book analyzes the relationship between museums and families--how they view one another, how museums can facilitate free-choice learning in families, and how both together can serve as powerful allies to enact social and community change. Leading museum researcher Lynn Dierking identifies the family as a learning institution and details the implications for programming and exhibits in history, art, science, children's museums and other cultural institutions. In describing museums with excellent family programs, she provides exemplars for other museums to improve family learning within their institution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598740752
Classification: Museology & heritage studies
Format: Hardback (229mm x 152mm x mm)
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: United States
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Books By Author Lynn D. Dierking
Museums & Families, Paperback (January 2015)
Dierking shows that museums have an important role as beacons of knowledge for communities in general and families in particular.
Museum Experience Revisited, Paperback (January 2013)
The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit, updated to incorporate advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years.
In Principle, in Practice, Paperback (April 2007)
Presenting the knowledge of museum learning, this work aims to promote effective programs and exhibitions, identify promising approaches for future research, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining connections between research and practice in the museum community.
Lessons without Limit, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Lynn D. Dierking
Free-choice learning is about what you choose to do in your learning time. Our motivations and expectations change over our lifetime but learning never stops. This book gives an understanding of the learning process and guides readers in maximizing their lifelong learning journeys.
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Author Biography - Lynn D. Dierking
Lynn Dierking is Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University, co-directing a comprehensive learning research program integrating K-12, Collegiate Teaching and Free-Choice Learning concentrations. Over a 30+ year professional career, Lynn has worked in a variety of educational settings: Middle and high school science classrooms, the Smithsonian Office of Educational Research, University of Maryland's College of Education and as director of a middle school curriculum project, Science in American Life, at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Her work centers on the long-term learning of children, youth and families, the development and evaluation of community-based efforts and efforts to involve historically under-represented communities in free-choice learning.
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