Making museum memories

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Resource Type:
Blog Post | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Families | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Loyola University Chicago
Description: 

Conversations shortly after hands-on learning experiences can consolidate children’s fleeting patterns of engagement with objects into long-lasting memories. Moreover, conversational reflection can add layers of understanding of events beyond what is available from direct experience with objects alone.

For the past several years, my colleagues and I have partnered with practitioners at Chicago Children’s Museum on projects to build knowledge and a research base for educational practices in museums. One focus of our work together concerns family engagement in conversational reflections about museum experiences.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1515771
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1516541
Publication Name: 
Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD)

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