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ED553E: DEVELOPING A THEORY OF PRACTICE: LEARNING AND MUSEUMS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elizabeth Curtis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Education (ED) (Studied) or Music (MU) (Studied) or Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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, ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable people, 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. Through the course, students will also work with learning professionals in schools, museums and similar heritage organisations.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 24 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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%.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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