Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance (Museum Meanings) pdf epub fb2

Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance (Museum Meanings) by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill pdf epub fb2

Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance (Museum Meanings) Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Title: Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance (Museum Meanings)
ISBN: 0415379369
ISBN13: 978-0415379366
Other Formats: lrf doc azw rtf
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Routledge (December 22, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1411 kb
Size EPUB version: 1537 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




At the beginning of the 21st century museums are challenged on a number of fronts. The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their performance.

The need to theorise learning and culture for a cultural theory of learning is very pressing. If culture acts as a process of signification, a means of producing meaning that shapes worldviews, learning in museums and other cultural organisations is potentially dynamic and profound, producing self-identities. How is this complexity to be ‘measured’? What can this ‘measurement’ reveal about the character of museum-based learning? The calibration of culture is an international phenomenon, and the measurement of the outcomes and impact of learning in museums in England has provided a detailed case study. Three national evaluation studies were carried out between 2003 and 2006 based on the conceptual framework of Generic Learning Outcomes. Using this revealing data Museums and Education reveals the power of museum pedagogy and as it does, questions are raised about traditional museum culture and the potential and challenge for museum futures is suggested.