Educational studies in Museums

Summary

Teachers today face many challenges. First of all, they need to make children develop enthusiasm for the knowledge they provide. One way for that, is to bring children out of the classroom and discover the knowledge given in other forms of education, such as a museum. Most people regard museums as non-easily approachable places, especially made for certain categories of the public, rather boring and reflecting an older, no contemporary era. When this programme is completed, the participants will have the opportunity to discover that a Museum has a lot to offer both to a child and to an adult. We will try to answer all the questions by exploring the benefits of formal and informal learning, using pedagogical methodologies to planning investigations, analyze and interpret the results.

Objectives 

  • Improving teaching and learning in museums and encourage the collaboration between schools and Museums.
  • Developing pedagogical methodologies for producing and applying knowledge by schools and museums.
  • Supporting teachers to encourage the creativity of their pupils.
  • Discovering how the objects may help in learning and different methods of learning, such as exploratory learning.
  • Organizing lessons using the informal teaching method in a museum

Agenda

Day 1

  • Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.
  • Icebreakers, Introduction to the Course
  • Greece, the country of History and Philosophy

Day 2

  • Learning in Museums.
  • Learning with Objects.

Day 3

  • Learning with Objects at the Kazantzakis Museum in Myrtia of Heraklion.
  • Schools and Museums working together.

Day 4

  • Project case studies in a Museum.
  • Hands-on activities.

Day 5

  • Educational programmes and laboratories at Natural History Museum of Crete

Day 6

  • Working on projects in groups
  • Projects presentations

Day 7

  • Erasmus+ programme : objectives, priorities, actions, forms, budget, tips for applicants
  • Planning follow up activities, dissemination and exploitation of learning outcomes
  • Course Evaluation
  • Certifications

 

Methods

Lectures, exercises, discussions, teamwork, role-playing, study visits 

Target groups

 Teachers working in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools.

 

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