- Code MUSC8013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Museum and Collection
- Areas of interest History, Museums and Collections, Arts, Heritage Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course provides an intensive overview of the educational approaches found in Australian museums and heritage sites through an experiential learning approach. In general, the course will be run as a five-day intensive in Canberra, and will consist of visits to at least seven cultural institutions and heritage sites, with discussion and learning activities led by each institution’s education and public programs staff (in consultation with ANU staff). Through action learning opportunities, students will be guided into developing analytical, synthetic and evaluative skills that allow them to observe, assess and compare audience-centred learning in a diversity of museum/heritage exhibitions and programs. (Students unable to visit Canberra during the main intensive may request an alternative opportunity to investigate authentic situations with museum/heritage professionals in either a self-paced mode in Canberra or in another mutually acceptable location.)
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Reflect on teaching and learning practices observed in a range of national cultural and collecting institutions and sites;
2. Demonstrate conceptual engagement in both oral and written form with the diversity of audience-centred approaches to learning settings in museum/heritage contexts; and
3. Engage in discussion with specialists in the field, and reflect on educational perspectives and the different types of learning that are employed by diverse cultural and heritage institutions with a view to developing new learning activities for use in such settings.
Indicative AssessmentIn keeping with the flexible learning and professional development context of this program, assessment tasks will be tailored to suit individual students’ needs and interests. In general, however, assessment is expected to include:
Pre-intensive readings and discussion, 1000 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Learning Journal, 300 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Oral presentation, 8 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Learning activity plan or essay, 5000 words (70%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 40 hours of contact attending intensive sessions; and
b) 90 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. (2007) Museums and education: purpose, pedagogy, performance. Routledge, Oxon & New York.
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