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Luke, Jessica J.

Works: 15 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 265 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AM151,
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Most widely held works by Jessica J Luke
Practical evaluation guide : tools for museums and other informal educational settings by Judy Diamond( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 199 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Activist social work in small museums : a community-level exploration by Zachary A Stocks( )

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

While there is much dialogue around the potential for museums to engage in social work, there is little research on how museums practice social work at the community level. This study sought to explore the ways in which small museums engage in activist social work in their local communities. Data from three case studies inform how small museums can work to address local social problems. The research revealed four findings: 1) small museums see themselves as social work agents relative to the success of their social services; 2) small museums' social work is a collaborative and self-sustaining process; 3) small museums' social work is a mutual investment in the museum itself and the community; and 4) small museums assess successful social work through noticeable reductions in identified social problems as a result of their social service. An expanded understanding of small museums' social work provides new knowledge for museums of all sizes to use to help combat social problems in their communities
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
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
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

Evidences of learning in an art museum makerspace by Amy Oates( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While makerspaces have gained momentum in recent years, some people are questioning the learning value of these hands-on spaces. This study investigated instances of learning observed in the context of an art museum makerspace, using a framework developed by researchers at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. Additionally, the study examined the efficacy of this framework for measuring learning in a makerspace outside of a science museum context. Twenty-five visitors were observed in the Maker Lounge at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Results show that visitors who participated in Maker Lounge activities evidenced a range of behaviors mapping to the Learning Dimensions Framework, largely similar to evidences of learning previously observed in a science center's makerspace. These results extend the conversation about learning within makerspaces, suggesting that learning can occur across varying makerspace contexts and calling for further research to examine the design, facilitation, and implementation of museum-based makerspaces
Audio elements : understanding current uses of sound in museum exhibits by Jeremy Beliveau( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sound is increasingly used as an interpretive tool in a variety of museum exhibits, but currently accepted practices are not well understood by professionals across the field. This study surveyed eight exhibit design professionals across four museums in the Pacific Northwest, to describe the motivations and factors that influence their use of sound. This study targeted museums well known for using sound in exhibits to convey information or meaning. Results show that exhibit designers are either experience-motivated or content- motivated when they use sound. Participants were aware of the challenges posed by using sound, and many have worked to devise specific strategies and methods to solve problems that arise. More research is required to determine how or why particular methods of using sound in museum exhibits are effective or how specifically sound affects the visitor experience
Interpreting incarceration : how historical prison museums are addressing the social aspects of criminal justice by Faithe McCreery( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We are living through an era entirely unprecedented in the field of criminal justice. Never before has an industrialized nation incarcerated its citizens to an extent matching that of the United States in the last three decades. Yet while many museum professionals champion the potential for museums to impact the social wellbeing of their visitors and of larger society, little is said in the literature about the practical implementation of this goal. The purpose of this study was to help bridge this gap between theory and practice, by describing the ways in which historical prison museums interpret the social aspects of incarceration. Data were collected through group interviews with staff, and content analysis of audio tours, at three historical prison museums that are recognized for their interpretation of social content. Study results suggest that interpretation of social issues requires both strong leadership and high-quality front-line staff; that the individuals who perform this work largely perceive the benefits of doing so as outweighing the risks; and that mission-enabling activities are an essential companion to mission-fulfilling ones
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 museums, school visits and critical thinking : a case study of programmatic strategies by Beth A Smith( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This research study sought to describe the programmatic strategies used within art museum school field trips to facilitate the development of students' critical thinking skills. Data were collected using a case study approach, with interviews conducted with two members of each institution's education department. Key findings show all case study museums were motivated to focus on critical thinking out of a desire to be of value to schools, and to capitalize on the educational assets of their museum. There were similarities and differences in the strategies used for facilitating critical thinking. For example, all three cases used inquiry-based, gallery discussions to guide students through the practice of critical thinking, however the specific nature of their inquiry strategies differed. Overall, study results fill a gap in literature on programmatic strategies for impacting critical thinking skill development within school programs in art museums
Understanding technology integration on single-visit field trips : a study of three field trip programs utilizing technology by Clare Tally-Foos( )

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

In a climate of an increased focus on education standards, testing and a general decrease in time and funding for schools to take field trips, museums must look critically at their field trip program offerings to maximize impacts, potentially rethinking how these programs operate. This research studies the integration of technology into the single-visit field trip, one way in which these programs are being rethought. Three case studies are examined: Play the Past at the Minnesota History Center, Zoo Scene Investigators at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement at COSI. Observations and staff interviews provided insight into the following questions: how and why are museums integrating technology and what are the perceived benefits of technology integration? Findings suggest there is no single reason these institutions chose to integrate technology into their programs. Emergent themes include: fulfilling curricular goals, reaching elusive audiences and a view of students as digital natives. Perceived benefits were closely linked to motivations, but also included a perception that technology is a way to deeply engage students and a link between teacher and student benefits exists. Finally, though there is variation in the ways museums are integrating technology - for example, two cases are mobile games and one an interactive video conferencing experience - there were similarities in the processes these sites went through to integrate technology. These findings begin a conversation around the ways technology can be utilized in single-visit field trips
Managing education collections : the care/use balance in natural history museums by Anna J Goss( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although many natural history museums across the country manage education collections, not much literature exists on the level of care these collections receive and how institutions make decisions regarding this care. The purpose of this research study was to examine the standards of care for education collections at natural history museums. Using a descriptive case study approach, twelve museum professionals representing four large natural history museums were interviewed. Study results suggest that, while education collections are considered consumable collections, museums enact various levels of care to prolong the usefulness of these specimens and objects, including repair and preventative maintenance. Further, institutions critically consider what it means for objects to be a part of the education collection, in terms of possible damage to the object and potential benefits to learning in the museum. These results will provide a critical lens for museum professionals who use or care for education collections
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
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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