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Title Perspectives on object-centered learning in museums / edited by Scott G. Paris.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, [2002]

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Subject Children's museums -- Environmental aspects.
Learning, Psychology of.
Active learning.
Alt Name Paris, Scott G., 1946-
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 383 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents I: Studying learning with objects in contexts -- 1. The role of context in children's learning from objects and experiences / Lynn Dierking -- 2. The role of objects in active, distributed meaning-making / Shawn Rowe -- 3. Children learning with objects / Scott G. Paris and Susanna E. Hapgood -- 4. The authentic object? A child's-eye view / E. Margaret Evans, Melinda S. Mull, and Devereaux A. Poling -- 5. When the object is digital: properties of digital surrogate objects and implications for learning / C. Olivia Frost -- 6. Through the garden gate: objects and informal education for environmental and cultural awareness in Arboreta and Botanic gardens / David C. Michener and Inger J. Schultz -- 7. Epistemological issues about objects / James V. Wertsch -- II: Discipline-based explorations of objects -- 8. Learning with, through, and about art: the role of social interactions / Barbara Piscitelli and Katrina Weier -- 9. Placing objects within disciplinary perspectives: examples from history and science / Robert Bain and Kirsten M. Ellenbogen -- 10. Fostering an investigatory stance: using text to mediate inquiry with museum objects / Susanna E. Hapgood and Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar -- 11. Objects and learning: understanding young children's interaction with science exhibits / Léonie J. Rennie and Terence P. McClafferty -- 12. Reading objects / Christina E. van Kraayenoord and Scott G. Paris -- 13. Cloaking objects in epistemological practices / Leona Schauble -- III: Conversations about objects -- 14. Object-based learning and family groups / Minda Borun -- 15. Maps, globes, and videos: parent-child conversations about representational objects / Maureen A. Callanan, Jennifer L. Jipson, and Monika Stampf Soennichsen -- 16. Pathways among objects and museum visitors / Kristine A. Morrissey -- 17. Objects of learning, objects of talk: changing minds in museums / Gaea Leinhardt and Kevin Crowley -- 18. Leveling the playing field through object-based service learning / DeAnna Banks Beane and Myla Shanae Pope -- 19. The object of experience / Sally Duensing.
Summary Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes and feelings. A range of learning environments are considered.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585418640 (electronic bk.)
9780585418643 (electronic bk.)
0805839275 (alk. paper)
9780805839272 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 50487553
Additional Format Print version: Perspectives on object-centered learning in museums. Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ©2002 0805839275 (DLC) 2001040720 (OCoLC)47803504

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