Teaching <em>in Situ</em>: Nonformal museum education
Abstract: Museum education is one of the most ubiquitous forms of nonformal education and one of the least researched, particularly when it comes to understanding the role of the nonformal museum educator (docent). In response to this concern, this qualitative study explored how docents made meaning of their nonformal museum education practice. Through the use of observations, visitor feedback, and interviews with docents, a much more complex picture is revealed of nonformal education than what historically has been reported in the literature. Furthermore, the findings have significant implications for teaching in museum settings.Résumé
L’education dans les musées est l’un des plus omniprésents formes de l’éducation non formelle, et l’un des moins étudié, particulièrement lorsqu’il s’agit de comprendre le rôle de l’éducateur au musée (guide). Cette étude qualitative a examiné comment les guides ont comprendu la pratique d’éducation dans le musée. À l’aide des observations, les reaction des visiteurs et les entretiens avec les guides, une peinture beaucoup plus complexe est révélée de l’éducation nonformelle que ce qui a historiquement été annoncé dans la littérature. En outre, les conclusions ont des implications significatives pour enseigner dans les cadres des musées.
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