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This course will focus on the theoretical and professional issues relating to learning and museums, including informal and formal learning, professional identity, regulatory and curriculum contexts, relationships between community and professional providers and social inclusion. Alongside seminars, normally held in the University’s museums, tutor-directed activities will include visits and observation of learning activities in local museums and similar organisations.The course is intended to enable participants to reflect on current provision and practice in relation to learning in museums through critical consideration of current constructions and understandings of the ways in which museums are sites of learning for visitors.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: 100% coursework. Reflective Portfolio which builds on experience of course work and makes links to theoretical perspectives on learning and museum practices. For practicing teachers undertaking this course they should record evidence of their own practice in relation to working in and with museums in school contexts through the use of video and audio articulations of theories of practice. For MLitt Museum Studies participants they should record evidence of their developing practice in relation to learning in museums and to observe and reflect on the practices of museum professionals in this field. This assignment will require all participants to demonstrate how they have conceptualised their own theory of practice in relation to museums and learning. Resit: Resubmission of assignment – 100%.
There are no assessments for this course.