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Expanding the role of educators in science museums

Author: Jennings, Gretchen

Keywords: Science museums--Educational aspects
Science museums

Issue Date: 2012-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: In 2007 the word "education" made its way to first place in the list of museum goals published by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). As someone who began museum work as an educator some thirty years ago, I am happy to see education and its attendant goals of public service and community engagement receive acknowledgement in the international museum community. At the same time I am concerned both about the way that education has been defined and perceived in museums and subsequently about the role that museum educators play. This article is based on my 30 years of experience working in and with museums, especially science centers, in the United States, my visits to some dozen museums and science centers in India during my NCSM-sponsored travels in 2009 and 2011; and reflections from my blog, Museum Commons, which I began Writing in June 2011.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


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dc.contributor.author Jennings, Gretchen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T10:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T10:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.description.abstract In 2007 the word "education" made its way to first place in the list of museum goals published by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). As someone who began museum work as an educator some thirty years ago, I am happy to see education and its attendant goals of public service and community engagement receive acknowledgement in the international museum community. At the same time I am concerned both about the way that education has been defined and perceived in museums and subsequently about the role that museum educators play. This article is based on my 30 years of experience working in and with museums, especially science centers, in the United States, my visits to some dozen museums and science centers in India during my NCSM-sponsored travels in 2009 and 2011; and reflections from my blog, Museum Commons, which I began Writing in June 2011.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 27-30p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums--Educational aspects
Science museums
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Jennings, Gretchen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T10:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T10:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.description.abstract In 2007 the word "education" made its way to first place in the list of museum goals published by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). As someone who began museum work as an educator some thirty years ago, I am happy to see education and its attendant goals of public service and community engagement receive acknowledgement in the international museum community. At the same time I am concerned both about the way that education has been defined and perceived in museums and subsequently about the role that museum educators play. This article is based on my 30 years of experience working in and with museums, especially science centers, in the United States, my visits to some dozen museums and science centers in India during my NCSM-sponsored travels in 2009 and 2011; and reflections from my blog, Museum Commons, which I began Writing in June 2011.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 27-30p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums--Educational aspects
Science museums
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text