The Learning Value of Children’s Museums: Building a Field-Wide Research Agenda, A Landscape Review

January 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

Children's museums represent one of the fastest growing segments of the museum community; however, the evidence base to demonstrate the learning value of these institutions has not kept pace. With funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program (UW Museology) are partnering to generate a field-wide research agenda for children’s museums, an agenda that will identify and prioritize the most pressing evidence needed by the field to articulate and demonstrate the distinct learning impacts of children’s museums.


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Jessica Luke, Author, University of Washington
Travis Windleharth, Author, University of Washington

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Scientists
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Literature Review | Research Agenda | Research Products
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs