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Learning from Museums (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)by John H. Falk
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What roles can museums serve in a learning community? Why do people go to museums and what do they learn there? The answers to these questions are investigated by combining research and theories from such disparate fields as psychology, neuroscience, education and anthropology, as well as museum studies. The authors explain the nature and process of learning while providing advice on how museums can better create learning environments. Foreword by Michael Spock.
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Explores questions surrounding why people go to museums, what they learn there, and how museums can facilitate more effective learning experiences. Draws on theory and research in disciplines including psychology, education, anthropology, and neuroscience, as well as museum research, to explain the nature and process of learning in the museum context, and provides advice on how museums can create better learning environments. Falk is director of the Institute for Learning Innovation, and previously worked at the Smithsonian Institution for 14 years. Dierking is associate director of the Institute for Learning Innovation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-263) and index.
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