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Elizabeth 'Libi' Sundermann

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History Lab For Undergrads: A Day At The Museum, Elizabeth 'Libi' Sundermann Dec 2012

History Lab For Undergrads: A Day At The Museum, Elizabeth 'Libi' Sundermann

Elizabeth 'Libi' Sundermann

Museums are important venues for engaging history students in the habits of free-choice and lifelong learning. Although these sound like the pedagogical buzzwords du jour, both concepts are ones that educators today—including college professors and lecturers—should be adding to their teaching vocabulary. Unfortunately, while literature on these topics is widespread for K–12 educators, pedagogical and practical discussions for adult learners, particularly college students, have lagged. This article aims to help fill that gap. Encouraging free-choice learning through local public history venues, particularly museums, can serve as inspirations for college teachers and their students. Creatively mixed formal and ...