Breakfast, butterflies and learning in museums: Learning about art in museum settings
More New Zealanders visit museums and art galleries in any year than attend top class sports events. We enjoy museums, we respect their authority, and their representations of diverse worlds, and we learn in them. Their extensive learning potentials are recognised in their curatorial practices in the construction of learner-friendly presentations, and in the New Zealand Ministry of Education Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) museums educators staffing programme. So how can we profit from their experienced and privileged status as we develop learning experiences for school communities?
This paper focuses on the potentials and strategies for nurturing learning engagements in the visual arts around two questions: what conditions favour museums learning experiences? And how can we engage young people in conversational aesthetic engagements in these settings? It draws on an extended research project that examined the policies, programmes and pedagogic practices of museum educators in fifteen institutions throughout New Zealand and North America.
|Date||Thursday, 6 September 2012|
|Time||12:00pm - 12:50pm|
|Audience||All University,All University|
|Department||College of Education|