Course: Museum Education

ECTS credits: 3

Language: Croatian

Duration: one semester

Status: elective

Method of teaching: 1 period lecture, 1 period seminar

Prerequisite: No

Assessment: written exam, student project

Course description:
1. Introductory lecture – importance of museum education, profession of museum educator in Croatia and abroad.
2. Museum education today, postmodern social discourses and education
3. Theories of education and learning; formal, nonformal and informal learning contexts
4. Education based on material culture, models of museum education and communication
5. Educational activities for various visitors – individuals and groups, children, teenagesr, adults, people with disabilities
6. Media and communication in museums
7. Contexts of museum experience
8. Education in workshops (structured and non-structured educational activities)
9. Creation of educational materials and media – preparation for individual students’ projects
10. Museums and schools
11. Outreach activities, museum publication
12. Museum education in the virtual world
13. Presentation of students’ projects and evaluation
14. Presentation of students’ projects and evaluation
15. Presentation of students’ projects and evaluation

Course objectives: Introduces students to theoretical framework of museum education; introduces students to and develops their abilities for application of theoretical knowledge about museum education to practical problems through descriptions, analyses and discussions about case studies; develops the skill for the development of educational activities and programmes or remaking the already existing ones.

Quality check and success of the course: evaluation of the following elements: activity during the course, written exam and the development of one or more activities/programmes of education in a museum; student evaluation of the course (online survey)

Reading list:
1. Eilean Hooper Greenhill. 1999. Education, communication, interpretation: towards a critical pedagogy in museums. U: The Educational Role of the Museum, E.Hooper Greenhill (ur.), 3 - 27. London: New York: Routledge
2. Eilean Hooper Greenhill. 1999. Communication in theory and practice. U: The Educational Role of the Museum, E.Hooper Greenhill (ur.), 28-43. London: New York: Routledge
3. John H. Falk, Lynn D. Dierking i Marianna Adams. 2006. Living in a Learning
Society: Museums and Free-choice Learning. U: A Companion to Museum Studies,
Sharon Macdonald (ur), 323 -339. Blackwell Publishing Ltd
4. Milutinović, Jovana. 2003. Humanistički pristup vaspitno obrazovnoj ulozi muzeja, Novi Sad: Vršac: Savez pedagoških društava Vojvodine, Viša škola za vaspitače, 111 – 133
5. EunJung Chang. 2006. Interactive Experience and Contextual Learning in Museums. Studies in Art Education. A Journal of Issues and Resarch, 47,2, 170-186
6. C. Olivia Frost. 2002. When the Object is Digital: Properties of Digital Surrogate
Objects and Implications for Learning. U: Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning
in Museums, Scott G. Paris (ur.), 79-94. Mahwah: New Jersey: London: Lawrence Erlraum Associates, Publishers
7. Tim Caulton. 2006. Hands-on Exhibitions. Managing interactive museums and science centres. London: New York: Routledge, 17 – 36
8. Marianna Adams, Jessica Luke i Theano Moussouri. 2004. Interactivity: Moving Beyond Terminology. Curator 47,2, 155 – 169