About the course
In this course, we'll explore the history and types of education in the museum world. You'll learn how to motivate children and adult learners with impactful curricula that aligns with the mission of the museum. You'll develop strategies for planning and managing new program development and docent training. We'll cover how to assess the needs of your audience and evaluate the impact of your educational programming. Expand your competency in museum outreach through interactive assignments that include conducting an interpretation exercise, evaluating museum educational program offerings, brainstorming an immersive learning experience and developing a docent training plan. As a final project, students will propose a museum educational program.
- Educational program areas in museums
- Learning styles and theories
- Children’s programming; working with teachers and content standards
- Creating powerful curricula
- Docent training and instruction
- Interpretation and interactivity in art museums
- Program evaluation and assessment
Tara McCauley works as the director of education and programs at the Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS), where she manages and sets the strategic direction for the museum’s education department, which provides high-quality, community-based programming for youth and adults. Prior to joini...
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