Contents

Abstract

This chapter connects inquiry and professional learning in the fresh context of Museum Education. It speaks to a long-standing partnership that involves schools, a university and a natural history museum in Sydney. It portrays the evolution of methods that have captured student understanding and experience to inform the museum of approaches to educational practices. Young people have acted as consultants to the museum, informing design principles in both real and virtual contexts and also ways in which they can be engaged and active agents when visitors to the museum.

Bibliographic Data

Title
Learning outside the classroom: A partnership with a difference
Author
Groundwater-Smith, S; Kelly, L
Editor
Anne Campbell and Susan Groundwater-Smith
Year
2009
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publisher
Routledge
Book Title
Connecting Inquiry and Professional Learning in Education
Number of pages
179-191
Images
False
Edition
2nd edition
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
978-0-415-47813-7