Learning Value of Children’s Museums Research Agenda

January 15th, 2015 | RESEARCH

The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is pleased to circulate the Learning Value of Children’s Museums Research Agenda. While this document is called a research agenda, if you prefer to think of it as roadmap or a framework for research, please do so. What it’s called is of less importance than what it represents: the summary of a field-wide process to identify and prioritize what needs to be known about children’s museums, the learning that takes place in them, and the impact they have on the lives of the children, families, and communities they serve. This research agenda also represents a pivotal milestone in the children’s museum field as it marks the starting point for developing a collective, evidence-based body of knowledge that can be used across institutions to improve practice, build theories of learning, and demonstrate the unique value of children’s museums.


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Team Members

Jessica Luke, Contributor, University of Washington
Victoria Garvin, Contributor, Association of Children's Museums
Caren Oberg, Contributor, Oberg Research, LLC

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Learning Value of Children's Museums Research Network


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research Agenda | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs