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Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning

By: JH Falk and LD Dierking

AltaMira Press

Paperback | May 2000 | #139786 | ISBN: 0742502953
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John Falk and Lynn Dierking . . . put to profitable effect their many years of familiarity with the field, including long service at the Smithsonian. This is a splendid book where the pages themselves unequivocally link the concepts of fun and learning. The writing is dense but never dry, didactic but never dogmatic. . . .The book's careful organization makes it easy and pleasant to read, and the key concepts placed succinctly at the end of each chapter enable the hurried and harried professionals to retrieve information without having to remember page numbers.--Jane Manaster "Museline, (Texas Association Of Museums) "


Learning from museums - an introduction; the personal context; the sociocultural context; the physical context; museums and the individual; communities of learners; a place for learning; the contextual model of learning; documenting learning from museums; making museums better learning experiences; museums in the larger society; the future museums.

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