Learning from museums: visitor experiences and the making of meaning
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizzybeans11 - LibraryThing
Another handy reference for those dealing with interpretation and education in a museum setting. Dierking provides some excellent studies into museum-goers motivations and experiences, and every chapter ends with a summary and bibliography. Read full review
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