Being of Value to Families

by Lynn Dierking

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.

Filmed at the USS Constitution Museum’s workshop, Engage Families: Developing and Facilitating Intergenerational Programs in Museums and Libraries (March 25, 2015).

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Lynn Dierking

Lynn D. Dierking is a Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice STEM Learning, College of Science, and Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, Oregon State University. Her research focuses on lifelong learning, particularly free-choice, out-of-school time learning (in after-school, home-, and community-based contexts), with an emphasis on youth, families and community, especially those under-represented in STEM.