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ED503E: DEVELOPING A THEORY OF PRACTICE: LEARNING AND MUSEUMS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elizabeth M. B. Curtis

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

  • One of Education (ED) or Master of Letters in Museum Studies or Master Of Science In Cultural Heritage (September Start)
  • 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 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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Reflective portfolio and essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Reflective Report

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate an understanding of theories of learning
ConceptualAnalyseDescribe and critically interpret approaches taken to enabling learning in museums and similar organisations
ReflectionAnalyseProduce coherent and reasoned arguments in written work and seminar discussions about issues relevant to learning and museums
ConceptualEvaluateShow an understanding of the importance of historical, comparative and critical approaches to studying learning and museums
ConceptualUnderstandShow an understanding of the main issues relating to learning and museums today
ReflectionApplyEffectively use library, museum and other relevant sources to research relevant theoretical and practical issues
ConceptualEvaluatePrepare material for leading and participating in seminar discussions
ReflectionApplyWork with fellow students in seminars, and with professional educational staff. Engage in self-directed learning, assisted by a little formal guidance and communicate effectively (both verbally and i

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