MUSEUM EDUCATION- Using museums as a resource in teaching and learning
Learning is not limited to the classroom. Museums are important educational environments and offer a considerable learning potential. Collections exhibited in museums provide pupils with a tangible connection with time, places, events, or people and allow them to experience the evolution of human history and cultural heritage. Learning in museums helps pupils understand the historical value of objects, respect diverse cultures and understand multiculturalism. Exploring museums gives students the ability to engage actively in the process of acquiring knowledge and to express thoughts and emotions. Effective use of museums can lead to multifaceted learning, development of critical thinking skills and acquisition of lifelong learning skills of 21st c.
This 6-day course gives participants theoretical background about Museum Education, as well as practical guidelines to integrate activities and implement programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life. Discussions, site visits and group work will enrich sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.
The cost for 6-day course is 480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.
During the course, participants will:
• be informed about the role, objectives and benefits of Museum Education
• study the educational role of the museum
• study the framework of Museum Education (characteristics, approaches and techniques)
• examine the steps of implementing school visits and organizing activities in museums, galleries, monuments and archaeological sites
• examine the use of ICT tools for collecting data; for sharing data and communication; for doing creative activities
• get in touch with educational programmes in museums and archeological sites in Cyprus
• visit sites, museums, monuments etc. and plan activities/ programmes
• take part in activities in museums and archaeological parks
• practice a variety of activities in museums, cultural places, art galleries, archaeological sites
• examine examples of good practice from participants’ schools
• Museum Education: A new way of teaching & learning
• Benefits of Museum Education
• Museum Education & lifelong learning skills
• Activities for team building
• The Museum and its mission
• The Museum through the ages
• Visit to Kourion archaeological site
• Discussion about activities in archaeological sites.
• Tools for collecting data
• ICT tools for sharing data & communication
• The educational role of the Museum
• History of Museum Education
• Framework of Museum Education
• Steps for planning learning activities in museums
• Activities in museums & cultural places
• ICT tools for creative activities
• Visit to Limassol Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum and other monuments.
• Doing activities in the city center.
• Data collection for the group work
• Approaches for Museum Education
• Learning from objects
• Activities in art galleries
• Activities in archaeological sites & open air cultural places
• Orientation Activities
• Museum Education programmes in Cyprus
• Visit to the Theatre museum, Limassol Archaeological Museum, Municipal Garden and Municipal Gallery.
• Data collection for group work.
• Techniques for Museum Education.
• Activities for cultural awareness and expression.
• Participants complete the group work, presentation of group work, review of the course, certificates.
DAY 7 (optional)
• Visit to Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics, Paphos Medieval Castle and port.
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