Museums : places of learning / George E. Hein and Mary Alexander.
Washington, DC : American Association of Museums, Education Committee,
56 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Research in museum's has a long history and recent education theory acknowledges, even promotes the object-based, experiential, thought-provoking and problem-soving type of learning in which museums excel. The overriding conclusion is that museums offer
visitors profound, long-lasting and even life-changing experiences. Research and theory are at last coming together to substantiate the essential contribution museums make to the broad endeavour of learning forlife.
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