Museums and Education by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
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Museums and Education
By Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Museums and Education

Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance

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Museums and Education by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

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At the beginning of the 21st century museums are challenged on a number of fronts. The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their performance. The need to theorise learning and culture for a cultural theory of learning is very pressing. If culture acts as a process of signification, a means of producing meaning that shapes worldviews, learning in museums and other cultural organisations is potentially dynamic and profound, producing self-identities. How is this complexity to be 'measured'? What can this 'measurement' reveal about the character of museum-based learning? The calibration of culture is an international phenomenon, and the measurement of the outcomes and impact of learning in museums in England has provided a detailed case study. Three national evaluation studies were carried out between 2003 and 2006 based on the conceptual framework of Generic Learning Outcomes. Using this revealing data Museums and Education reveals the power of museum pedagogy and as it does, questions are raised about traditional museum culture and the potential and challenge for museum futures is suggested.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415379359
ISBN-10: 0415379350
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Museums and Education by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Museums and Education, Paperback (November 2007)

The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their performance. This book reveals the power of museum pedagogy.

Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture, Paperback (September 2000)

This is a multi-disciplinary study that adopts an innovative and original approach to a highly topical question, that of meaning-making in museums.

Educational Role of the Museum by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Educational Role of the Museum, Hardback (February 1999)

A compilation of significant articles addressing the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences, focusing specifically on educational groups.

Museum, Media, Message by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill Museum, Media, Message, Paperback (December 1998)

This volume considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audience and the evaluation of museums.

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