Museum Movement Techniques describes the theory and methods of an original approach using movement to learn about museum objects. By calling on students to express their understanding of exhibits through physical movement and then helping them reflect on their choices, teachers and museum educators can increase the engagement and comprehension of school age children and other kinesthetic learners. Weisberg weaves practical examples of her own experiences in museum education, including tips on techniques, museum object selection criteria, educational linking, and assessment methods, with the theories and concepts of kinesthetic learning. The accompanying DVD, which demonstrates Weisberg's movement techniques in a variety of museum settings, only adds to value of this powerful handbook for innovative educators.
Shelley Kruger Weisberg is a museum educator with a background in dance education and movement therapy. She received her Master of Education from Lesley University, where she explored the use of movement as a catalyst for learning in museums. Currently, she designs and teaches workshops on museum movement techniques for educators and museum professionals.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: A Moving Museum Experience Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundation to MMT Chapter 4 Chapter 3: In the Context of Museum Education Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Snapshots of Learning: A Gallery of MMT Experience Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Moving Forward: Integrating MMT into Museum Education Chapter 7 Appendix A: MMT Workshop Chapter 8 Appendix B: MMT Workshop Evaluation Comments Chapter 9 Appendix C: MMT Museum Survey Chapter 10 Appendix D: MMT Educational Linking