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    DescriptionVisits to museums have long been recognised as an important aspect of the education of young people. Not only do they introduce them to the many and varied forms of our material culture, they also introduce them to social, philosophical and spiritual themes and situations that are difficult to experience elsewhere. This book aims, through the discussion of theory and practise, to provide a comprehensive introduction for students, practising teachers and other educators to all that is required to make good educational use of museums. It does so in a number of ways. To begin with, it explores what museums are, their value in the education of children and why they require special teaching skills. It then goes on to look at the practicalities of planning, preparing and conducting a visit. Next, it introduces the basic skills involved in working with the resource (such as sites, buildings, objects and the like) that are required to make the best educational use of museums. Finally, it considers ways of following-up work done outside the classroom, including some of the longer term strategies that teachers should consider.

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    Using Museums as an Educational Resource
    An Introductory Handbook for Students and Teachers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graeme K. Talboys
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 508 g
    ISBN 13: 9781409401452
    ISBN 10: 1409401456

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: GM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BISAC V2.8: ART059000, REF000000
    BIC subject category V2: JNWT
    B&T Approval Code: A37010200, A01800000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS100000
    DC22: 069.15, 069/.15
    BISAC V2.8: ART027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: LB1047 .T35 2010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    includes c. 4 line drawings
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Graeme K. Talboys has a degree in philosophy and education as well as a teaching qualification. He has considerable experience as a teacher, community education worker, and a museum education officer.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I First Principles: What is a museum?; Why take pupils to museums?; Why special skills are necessary to use museums for teaching.; Part II Preparatory Strategies: Aspects of a visit; Planning a visit - general; Planning a visit - risk assessment; Preparing for a visit - the teacher; Preparing for a visit - the pupils; The visit.; Part III Using the Resource: Working on or with a site; Working with a building; Working with objects; Working with pictorial material; Working with documentary material; Using a loan service; Using simulation; Using the written word; Using online and digital sources.; Part IV Following-Trough: Follow-up; Longer term strategies; Bibliography; Index.