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Luke, Jessica J.

Works: 8 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 245 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AM151, 069.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jessica J Luke
Practical evaluation guide : tools for museums and other informal educational settings by Judy Diamond( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administrators of museums and other informal-learning centers often need to demonstrate, in some tangible way, the effectiveness of their institutions as teaching tools. Practical Evaluation Guide discusses specific methods for analyzing audience learning and behavior in museums, zoos, botanic gardens, nature centers, camps, and youth programs. This new edition incorporates the many advances in the burgeoning field of informal learning that have been made over the past decade. Practical Evaluation Guide serves as a basic, easy-to-follow guide for museum professionals and students who want to u
Rethinking parent engagement in children's learning( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leisure & practice : an exploratory study on the impact of leisurely museum visits on museum professionals by Taline Kuyumjian( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this exploratory research study was to understand how museum professionals experience being a visitor in museums and how their experiences may or may not influence their museum practice. Findings from this study were intended to start conversations about how professionals conceive the museum experience and the assumptions they bring to it based on their personal museum-going experiences. As a qualifier to participate in this research study, participants needed to have a leisurely museum visit scheduled, be a current museum employee and have at least five years paid experience working in museums. Data were collected through a two-part web-based reflective questionnaire administered to 25 individuals. Findings revealed that participating museum professionals are a unique visitor group which had a hard time separating leisurely visits to museums from their professional practice; experiences in both environments were continually contributing to and shaping the way the other was understood. Participants were not fully aware of the bias they brought to their practice from their leisurely visits. Further, affirmative experiences during leisurely visits and through subsequent conversations regarding the leisurely visit appeared to be of great personal value to the sample in regards to their professional confidence. Participating museum professionals thought deeply and critically about their leisurely museum visits, and took these experiences with them into their practice. This analysis on how museum professionals leisurely visit museums, how their practice is impacting their visits and how their visits are impacting their work serves as a foundation for further conversations surrounding this phenomenon
Emerging practices : early learning experiences in art museums by Julia Miller( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Museum professionals are calling on institutions to provide quality learning experiences for young children. However, research concerning how this can be accomplished in art museums is limited. This study sought to describe developing best practices of early childhood learning experiences in art museums. In particular, this research answered questions surrounding the reasons why art museums offer early learning experiences, what principles and practices guide their implementation, and what impacts they hope to achieve. This research used a descriptive case study design with five exemplary institutions. Methods included an online questionnaire, interviews, and document analysis. Using emergent coding, the researcher identified key themes. The results of this study suggest some preliminary hypotheses concerning possible best practices for early learning in art museums. Case studies suggest that a combination of internal and external factors serve as an impetus. Analysis also revealed possible best practices, as all case studies designed their programs to be learner-centered and family-focused, and utilized similar program elements to encourage cognitive and socio-emotional development in early learners. These philosophies informed one of the most important areas of impact: making the art museum into an accessible, family-friendly environment. These results provide key insights into the developing trends in best practices for art museum early learning experiences, and create a baseline of data to inform further research around these programs and their impact
Reframing parent involvement the role of a museum program in connecting parents and schools by Jessica J Luke( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Art around the corner : an assessment of the long-term impact of an art museum program on students' interpretations of art by Jessica J Luke( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An analysis of fundraising strategies in local maritime history museums by Matthew McCallum( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fundraising is an essential part of non-profit organizations like museums. Despite the vast literature that discusses fundraising strategies, there is no literature showing how fundraising strategies are used in maritime history museums. This study focuses on three maritime museums, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Harbor History Museum and Northwest Maritime Center, to discover themes that may go beyond the broad fundraising literature and give maritime museums more specific data on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with their fundraising strategies. Results identified themes including assets in the form of local stories and history, as well as potential business-related ventures; issues related to staffing; and needs focused on donor acquisition, donor retention and community engagement. Overall this study showed that the key strategies identified in fundraising best practices literature is represented in the three museums used in this study. Furthermore, this study provides a resource specific to maritime museums that can aid in how maritime museums approach fundraising
In principle, in practice : museums as learning institutions( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science museum field has made tremendous advances in understanding museum learning, but little has been done to consolidate and synethesize these findings to encourage widespread improvements in practice. By clearly presenting the most current knowledge of museum learning, In Principle, In Practice 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
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Practical evaluation guide : tools for museums and other informal educational settings
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