In Principle, in Practice Museums as Learning Institutions

ISBN-10: 075910977X
ISBN-13: 9780759109773
Edition: 2007
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 5/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The science museum field has made tremendous advances in understanding museum learning, but little has been done to consolidate and synethesize these findings to encourage widespread improvements in practice. By clearly presenting the most current knowledge of museum learning, In Principle, In Practice aims to promote effective programs and exhibitions, identify promising approaches for future research, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining connections between research and practice in the museum community.

John Falk is a co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Learning Innovation in Annapolis, Maryland, where he resides.

Lynn Dierking is a co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Learning Innovation in Annapolis, Maryland, where she resides.

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