In the week that has just gone I have had the pleasure to attend to Museums and the Web Asia conference held in Melbourne. I have been inspired by the ideas, perspectives and openness of presenters both local and national, and reminded of why I find working with the GLAM sector so enjoyable. I was delighted… Continue reading Museums and social media – sharing pedagogies of practice
Today at the #Meetday2015 WHERE EDUCATION, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET as part of Museum Australia’s 2015 Conference I presented my thinking on social media, young people and museum. Click here for my slides. My outline was: Museums are unique sites of learning, as are social media platforms. Both spaces promote co-creation of meaning making. For young… Continue reading Social media, young people and museum: #Meetday2015
Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney as a Visiting Research Fellow. We have been exploring how we can engage education audiences with learning and social media (you can read more here and here on initial thinking). It has been such an exciting adventure… Continue reading #MuseumEdOz is launched
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Impacts, by Jonathan O’Donnell on Flickr We aren’t here just to generate papers, people. We’re here to make a difference, to improve things. Heaven knows, there are enough issues out there that need our help! If your research sits within the academy, being cited by other researchers, then you…
I’ve been having great discussions with MAAS educators and the communications crew about audience engagement with social media. Particularly from the education stance and illuminating the unique learning that occurs. We have been thinking about how to engage teachers, students, museum educators, and learners as a whole. How could we do this? One hashtag that… Continue reading Would a dedicated hashtag to museum learning in Australia work?
I’ve just begun a new partnership with the Museum of Applies Arts and Sciences (MAAS) as their inaugural Visiting Research Fellow. This is an exciting new adventure for both the museum and myself. Most importantly for me this is a significant new opportunity to be able to explore my research in museum education. My fellowship… Continue reading A spontaneous observation of energized museum learning
Partnerships with cultural organisations such as galleries and museums are under utilised by teacher education programs in Australia (Abeles, 2004; Bybee, 2001; Falk, 2001; Lemon& Garvis, 2014; Nichols, 2014; Wilson, 2004). Cultural organisations are community assets that offer a range of rich and diverse learning resources and programs for learners encompassing all levels of education (Eames & Coll,… Continue reading Teacher education and partnerships with galleries: What do pre-service teachers think?