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Learning from museums : visitor experiences and the making of meaning

Author: John H Falk; Lynn D Dierking
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2000.
Series: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synthesizes theories and research from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, education, anthropology, neuroscience and museum research on how museums can create better learning environments.
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Falk, John H. (John Howard), 1948-
Learning from museums.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)741859523
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Falk; Lynn D Dierking
ISBN: 0742502945 9780742502949 0742502953 9780742502956
OCLC Number: 43384923
Description: xv, 272 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Learning from Museums: An Introduction --
The Personal Context --
The Sociocultural Context --
The Physical Context --
Museums and the Individual --
Communities of Learners --
A Place for Learning --
The Contextual Model of Learning --
Documenting Learning from Museums --
Making Museums Better Learning Experiences --
Museums in the Larger Society --
The Future of Museums.
Series Title: American Association for State and Local History book series.
Responsibility: John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking.

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Those interested in visitor studies and informal educational environments will find much to engage them and to think about in this book and I expect to see many quotations from it in student work. -- Read more...

 
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