Family Learning 101

Learn what families are looking for in learning experiences and why serving them is so important.

What is Family Learning?

Family Learning expert Lynn Dierking defines the concept of family learning and why museums and libraries are a natural setting for it.

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What does Family Learning Look Like?

Lynn Dierking identifies the characteristics of family learning and the four phases of family visits to museums.

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Being of Value to Families

Watch Lynn Dierking discuss family interaction with museums and libraries in this workshop presentation. She explains how to facilitate free-choice learning, details the implications of programming, and shares institutions that have taken exemplary steps to improve family learning.

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Why is Family Learning Important?

Cultural institutions are a natural setting for family learning and engagement. Expert Lynn Dierking explains why.

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