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Museum Education I

The course provides an introductory orientation into the social role of museums and the educational impacts of cultural sites. The course is a distance course given in English.

The course provides a cultural theoretical background of museums, involving theories about the social role of museums, concepts about the museum as a physical and virtual learning space, as well as methods of museum education. Another focus is on the educational impacts of museum exhibitions. Museums, and their relation to school curricula, are discussed as educational resources.

There is also a focus on the pedagogical and didactical decisions that can enhance learning in museums. Ways of creating a learning setting for a special target group are explored through design work. Different perspectives on educational museum development, such as accessibility, diversity and value base, are discussed in relation to a designed educational resource.