Museum Education

Courses

MUSM 500 Foundations of Informal Education in Museum Settings 3.0 Credits

This course explores the goals and importance of learning in contextual environments and how people learn in museum settings, including history and function of informal education in various types of museum settings.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSM 506 Technology in Museum Education 3.0 Credits

Exploration of the socio-technical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museum education activities; and how technologies such as mobile devices, touch-based displays, 3D environments, social networks, videoconferencing, webcasting, educational video and assistive technology can enhance the museum learning experience. This course is designed to address the current and future challenges faced by museum educators. It examines not only applications of new technology used in museum education, but how advances in information science and technology have changed the very nature of learning in a museum setting.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSM 507 Current Research and Evaluation in Museum Design and Learning 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of the history of research in museum learning. It further looks at current studies that inform museum and exhibit design. It includes the review of a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools, both formative and summative, currently being used to evaluate learning in informal settings. This course examines several program evaluation models with emphasis on the Museum Visitor Experience Model. The evaluation framework includes a study of multiple stakeholders and the social, cultural, and ethical issues involved when conducting evaluation of learning. The students will design and pilot an evaluation tool for a current museum exhibit.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSM 508 Meeting the Educational Needs of Diverse Museum Audiences 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to give students a background on the variety of audiences that visit museums and the different techniques that museum professional use to reach these audiences. You will learn about different theories in museum education and exhibitory, cultural competency, and experience a variety of activities from museums in the Philadelphia area that were specifically developed for unique audiences.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MUSM 500 [Min Grade: C]

MUSM 510 Designing and Evaluating Museum Tours: A Practicum 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to experience the many dimensions of Museum Education and to demonstrate understanding of learning in an informal/museum setting through practical experience. Students will conduct 40 hours of interactive observations in a museum setting and construct a small-scale project, which allows the candidate to create a final product (i.e. curricular piece, new policy draft, conditions report, etc.) depending upon the student’s area of interest.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: MUSM 508

MUSM I599 Independent Study in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM I699 Independent Study in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM I799 Independent Study in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM I899 Independent Study in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM I999 Independent Study in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM T580 Special topics in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM T680 Special topics in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM T780 Special topics in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM T880 Special topics in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSM T980 Special topics in MUSM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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