Museums are often focal points for teachers and their students when studying history. The growth in the field of museum education continues and the UBC Faculty of Education is again offering a 1 year Master’s in Museum Education program starting in September 2013. Information about the program can be found at : http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/med2.
Dr. David Anderson, a professor of Museum Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC joined Canada's History to talk about the program and the importance of Museum Education
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The UBC Master of Museum Education is a unique graduate degree program focusing on teaching and learning outside of a classroom setting, while bringing together museum educators, community-based educators and classroom teachers.
Museum professionals, educators and those with an interest in using the community to support teaching and learning are calling for graduate programs about museum education to further their thinking about the potential of museums as sites of learning.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
• Critically analyze dominant and alternative theories and discourses of learning and teaching in informal settings.
• Identify the influences of multiple perspectives (i.e., Local, Aboriginal, International) in facilitating learning experiences in/within museums and communities.
• Develop learning opportunities to integrate learning within classrooms, and learning in informal settings such as museums and other informal learning sites.
• Develop tools to implement and sustain educational programs outside the traditional classroom.
• Develop skills and knowledge to understand and address the increasing complexities of issues facing informal learning settings.
• Evaluate the potential for working with a variety of learning communities.
• Analyze different approaches to teaching and program development, settings, and perspectives.
Learn More: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/med2