BAE313 Museum, Culture and Education provides a theoretical and practical understanding of thegrowing field of contemporary museum education. It includes an examination of the changesoccurring in the museum-world, the evolving nature of museums as institutions with educatingmissions, along with learning and interpretive theories unique to the museum context. The classprovides an extensive hands-on component devoted to the special methods, practices, and skillsassociated with teaching with artworks, and in designing educational material, projects, programsand innovative learning experiences within the art and design museum settings. The course alsoexplores critical issues facing the field through theory, practice, and the analysis of case studies,including audience diversity, collaboration with schools and communities, the rethinking of museummissions and practices, and the potential for innovation and avant-garde practice within the field.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January