Learning in a museum

Factors that increase opportunities for learning

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This is the easiest way to students:









Museums inspire

Museums inspire powerful and identity-building learning in young people


• Inspire learners across all age ranges

• Are sites of enhanced achievement, going beyond what learners think they can do

• Engage both boys and girls

• Stimulate vulnerable pupils and those that find learning difficult

• Target and motivate disadvantaged individuals and groups effectively

• Provide resources for all curriculum areas, and for inter-disciplinary themes

• Respond effectively to primary, secondary curricula

• Complement formal education

Learning outcomes for pupils

• Increased learning within a subject area

• Increased understanding of connections between subjects

• Increased learning across subjects

• Increased cultural understanding

• Increased ability to work with others

• Ability to make informed choices beyond and within planned experiences

• Increase in self-confidence and self-esteem for children

• Increased cultural understanding and respect and tolerance for others

• Fulfilment and satisfaction from achievement for children

• Increased involvement in class, school or community events

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Learning context

Conceptualized as a trajectory, learning can be understood as the process by which individuals’ and groups’ patterns of participation shift and develop in relation to a multitude of influential factors within a given learning context

Students become...

Students not learn only in the classroom. In the museum they become journalists, writers, painters, chronologists, historians, presenters, scientists, researchers, archaeologists, museum guides, ...

by Aleksandra Danilović