what will the museum of the future be like?
March 13, 2012
Children's programs, summer camps, early years research, teen programs,
evaluation with child/youth audiences ... Are you doing any research or
evaluation in any of these or other areas related to children or youth in
museums, galleries, science centres, parks, zoos, aquaria, or other sites
of informal learning?
If so, MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM), the monthly e-newsletter, would
like to list your work in our upcoming March 2012 Children & Youth Theme
issue. As always, we welcome listings by museum workers, consultants,
faculty, and students at all levels of study.
To share research or evaluation with others around the world, please send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes:
- name of project
- question(s) [no more than 50 words, please]
- how the data will be presented
- principal researcher(s)/ evaluator(s)
- site(s) where research is being conducted
- time span
- contact information
- key words/labels to describe the project [no more than 4 or 5, please].
All listings are free of charge and displayed in their language of origin.
Deadline for the March Children & Youth Theme Issue is Friday March 23.
FYI, ongoing research listed in the February 2012 MEM included:
- Peer To Peer Planetarium Program (USA)
- Climate Change High School Teacher Institute (CCHSTI) (USA)
- The Wellcome Trust Science Learning Survey (UK)
- Denver City Wide Value Study (USA)
- Human Rights Exhibitions Inventory 2010-2012 (USA)
- Visitation, Value and Vexing Questions on Conservation: Determining the
Value of Visitation at a Conservation Area (Canada)
- Evaluation of Visitor Responsiveness to the Overview Text Panels in
MoMA’s Painting and Sculpture Galleries (USA)
- Archaeology Excavation Simulation: Critical Analysis & Effective
- Following In The Footsteps: Tracking gallery footfall at the Wordsworth
- Arteffact (UK)
- Challenges for the Construction of Museum Territories (Portugal)
- Museum-based literacies and learning for 21st century skills: the case
of Cypriot museum educational programmes (Cyprus, UK)
- The School and the Museums (Sweden)
To check out these and other research projects visit the MEM blog, "FORUM:
Research and Resources in Museum Education," at http://forum.mccastle.com/
For more information about this call or to discuss your research, please
get in touch as below. I look forward to hearing from you!
M. Christine Castle, Ph.D.
Editor, Museum Education Monitor
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FORUM -- http://forum.mccastle.com/
(As always, please excuse cross-postings. I try to extend the call as
widely as possible. Inevitably many of us are subscribed to several
electronic discussion lists related to museum education. For those who
are, your patience is appreciated. CC)