Family learning and how it looks in different families and at different times in the family life cycle. Dierking makes a case for importance of cultural institutions in supporting family learning.
Explores the concept of engagement, asking, “What is it, anyway? What would it mean for the-profession-formerly-known-as-museum-education to facilitate visitor engagement?”
How do we define engagement at our institutions? What questions shape the discussion of engagement? Researchers from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis begin to address these questions and more.
This review covers the changing definitions of family, facilitation, audience motivations, social interaction, audience goals and values, parent behaviors, as well as describing the life-cycle of a family’s visit to a museum.
This paper summarizes the results of research conducted in museum settings or in other locations using learning resources and materials designed by museums and that focuses on learning by young children.