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Educational Methods

2015

California State University, San Bernardino

Museum studies

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Adult Education In A Museum Setting Requires Reinforcement, Judy Ann Lowman Jun 2015

Adult Education In A Museum Setting Requires Reinforcement, Judy Ann Lowman

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This thesis addresses adult education in a museum setting and measures adult learning during and after a museum visit. While a number of studies have investigated the impact of museum visits on children’s learning, there are few studies on adult learners. This thesis is an initial effort to fill that gap. Qualitative data were gathered through interviews with 24 adult visitors at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley, California. The objective was to determine which exhibits were found to be of greatest interest to the visitor. Follow-up interviews were conducted four weeks later to measure retention. The qualitative ...