Learning in a museum
eTwinning Learning Event
What do you understand by ‘museum’?
Here there is a video of the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Factors that increase opportunities for learning in a museum
- Museum officials put innovation and education at the centre of the public service.
- The museum offers lots of activities for its educational goals.
- People can interact with the museum.
- ITC are used in order to expand access to knowledge and promote autonomous learning.
- The museum maintains a good relationship with the community and adapts to the demands of modern society.
The constructivist museum
Exhibits and labels
A museum takeover day
I have never taken part in a takeover day but I think it is very interesting for children because they have the opportunity to take up active responsibilities and can collaborate with the museum staff.
This is therefore a practical way of learning. I can imagine visiting the British Museum with my students, all of them dressed with ancient Greek customes, watching the Parthenon friezes and guiding the tourists who come to visit the museum.
Worksheet of a visit to the Temple of Debod (Madrid)
The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled and rebuilt in the city centre of Madrid, near the Royal Palace. It was opened to the public in 1972.
Before visiting the temple:
· Teachers might ask students these questions: Have you ever been to Egypt? What do you know about Egypt?
· Students locate Egypt in Google Earth and visit and use the “street view” mode to visit the main monuments.
· Students prepare a virtual wall with Linoit where they share images from Egypt and cultural information (ancient Egyptian civilization, artistic creations, the hieroglyphic writing…)
Activities at the temple:
· Students take photos and short videos in order to graphically document the visit.
· Students listen to a guide explaining the history of the temple and answer a structured questionnaire.
Activities after visiting the temple:
· Students create, in a collaborative way, an online book with the photos taken at the temple using Isuu.
· Students edit a video with Kizoa and share it on Youtube.
· Students create a poster with Canva or Genial.ly to show that they are aware of cultural issues about the Temple of Debod.