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  • 1. Museological Musings Heather Baba & Phil Cozens
  • 2. Background Musings
    • Conference Theme
    • MA Museum Studies
    • UAE Museum & Cultural Projects
    • Use of Internet
    • Learner Autonomy
  • 3. Aims
    • Educational role of museums
    • Museum websites
    • Virtual museums
    • Discussion
  • 4. What are Museums?
    • ‘ Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artifacts and specimens which they hold in trust for society’.
      • Museums Association, Code of Ethics, (London: Museums Association, 2008), (http://www.museumsassociation.org/asset_arena/text/ge/codeofethics_large.pdf, as of 25 November, 2008.
  • 5. Learning Theories
    • ‘ A process of active engagement with experience. It is what people do when they want to make sense of the world. It may involve the development or deepening of skills, knowledge, understanding, awareness, values, ideas and feelings, or an increase in the capacity to reflect. Effective learning leads to change, development and the desire to learn more.’
  • 6. Learning Theories
    • Transmission theory
      • The teacher knows and will tell you
    • Constructivist theory
      • The student will learn by building knowledge
  • 7. Educational Role of the Museum 1
    • In curricula
    • UK (integral …)
  • 8. Educational Role of Museums 2
    • UAE – What roles do museums play?
      • Field trips
      • Curricula support
      • Problems
  • 9. Educational Role of Museums 3
    • Your own children - Why?
      • Access – home culture and history
      • Distance
  • 10. Museum Websites: Types
    • Complimentary
    • Complementary
    • Completely Online – VMC
  • 11. Why Use Museum Websites?
    • Accuracy and objectivity
    • Cultural appropriacy
    • Search efficiency
    • Visuals/graphics
    • Context, comparison and additional learning opportunities
    • Learning styles
    • Potential for interaction and fun
  • 12. 21 st Century Skills
    • Communication Skills
      • Oral, written and multimedia
    • Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
      • Making choices and seeing interconnections
    • Information and Media Literacy Skills
      • Analyzing, accessing and creating media
    • Creative and Collaborative Skills
      • Implementing and collaborating on new ideas
  • 13. Museum With No Frontiers
    • Simple tasks to encourage critical thinking
  • 14. A second task
  • 15. Science Museum Animations
  • 16. Children’s sites
  • 17. Children’s Sites
  • 18. British Museum
  • 19. Cultural history
  • 20. Modern Art
  • 21. Facebook, You Tube & iTunes
  • 22.  
  • 23. The Future

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