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Museums: Potential to Promote Deep and Lifelong Learning

Apr 4, 2024

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD

Presenter: Bridget Nash Chrabascz, MA

Description: Public education is at the core of the services that museums provide. Join Bridget Nash, Education Specialist for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, in a virtual exploration of the educational role of museums, which will include a discussion of how education theory is used in museum programming and how museums offer an alternative classroom in which to engage students in the learning process. Then, join Bridget on-site (at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum) for an optional tour of the museum and archives and a short demonstration of how you can utilize these spaces as resources for you and your students. This session is capped at 20 students. 

We highly encourage you to attend the museum event, and priority will be given to those who attend this event. Here is the registration for the museum event. 

Learning Goals: 1) Examine learning theories as they apply to museum learning environments. 2) Examine learning theories as they apply to museum learning environments. 3) Devise strategies for engaging students in inquiry-based discussions and activities. 4) Examine how museums can serve as contexts for community participants, agency, and social change.

*By registering for this event, you agree to be photographed or filmed for promotional purposes.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email tlc@uiowa.edu, and we will work with you to make any accommodations. 

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