Developed by the Nova Scotia Interpretive Working Group as an “introduction, a personal development tool, a training tool, a resource, or a point of inspiration” for the 28 Nova Scotia Museum sites, the toolbox is a comprehensive resource with many applications for program design and facilitation. Copyright Nova Scotia Museum. Sections include: Activities are Object-Based “Good Questions” […]
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
This book was written as a guide for museum educators who facilitate outreach programs in classroom settings using objects from their museum’s collection. Vayne explains that learning from objects can be fun, inspiring, and even challenging, and that authentic objects from museums can be more intriguing to students than replicas.
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. “Abstract: This paper summarizes the results of research conducted in museum settings or in other locations using learning resources and materials designed by museums […]
Cathy Donnelly recounts a multi-year initiative from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to study what families do in museums and how they interact with each other and with exhibits during their visit. They came up with three ways to create family-friendly experiences: selecting objects, designing interactives, and writing labels. Fun for the Whole Family: New […]