The Adult Child Interaction Inventory (ACII) was the product of a three-year NSF-funded research project that aimed to better understand the non-verbal and verbal interactions between adults and preschool children in museums during STEM programs.
This report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issues a call to action for everyone to utilize museums and libraries which provide quality and effective early learning opportunities for children. This publication focuses on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading which promotes reading proficiency for low-income students. The report provides examples and success […]
Resources and activities for museum and library professionals to help promote literacy, brain-building, kindergarten readiness, and STEM at their sites.
This article was written for classroom teachers by museum educator John Hennigar Shuh. He gives several reasons for why teaching from objects is advantageous. Shuh suggests that the best way for teachers to begin to teach with objects in their classrooms is to start by looking at ordinary, everyday objects
In this blog post, Marianna Adams posed several questions to her readers about family programs that she intended to explore during her residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. She wanted to understand why programs in museums that are called “family programs” only engage the children and not the caregivers.
In this article, Minda Borun covers the basics of family learning in museums and places family learning within the wider context of informal learning. She also provides a summary of existing research regarding exhibit design, and provides examples of museums that have designed exhibits for multi-generational families.
Minda Borun describes formal and informal learning in museums and classrooms, as well as her 7 characteristics of family-friendly exhibits. A Family Learning Roundtable Presentation by Minda Borun June 14, 2005 Presentation Outline FORMAL LEARNING IS CLASSROOM BASED Students are uniform in age Teacher leads Formal arrangement Tests Certification process INFORMAL LEARNING IS IN THE […]