Adult Museum Programs: Designing Meaningful Experiences (American Association for State & Local History)

Adult Museum Programs: Designing Meaningful Experiences (American Association for State & Local History)

By: Hanly Burton (author), Robert A. Fellenz (author), Janet Lewis-Mahony (author), Laura Gittings-Carlson (author), Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer (author)Hardback

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Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer and her co-authors have taken an important study and turned it into an intriguing, readable, and practical book. Adult learners provide a unique opportunity for museum educators. But what are adult learners looking for? What motivates them to take a class or attend a museum-sponsored activity? What do planners and instructors need to know to maximize the experience for participants? The authors analyzed a wide variety of programs from the perspective of planners, instructors, and participants. They discovered what works and what doesn't, and they've distilled this knowledge into twelve basic steps you can use to design truly meaningful experiences for your museum's adult programs. Visit the authors' web page


Part 1 Preface with Acknowledgments and Credits Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Adult Learners: Unique Audience, Unique Opportunity Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Soul-Searches to Socials: Types of Museum Programs Being Offered to Adult Learners Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Program Planners' Perspectives Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The Instructor's Perspective Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Program Participants Speak Out Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Designing Excellent Learning Experiences: A Twelve-Step Program Part 9 Appendixes Part 10 References Part 11 Index Part 12 About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780759100961
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780759100961
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0759100969

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