Museums as Creative Learning Spaces

Tuesday 12 February 2019
Deakin Downtown

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Most educational research focuses on formal sites of learning such as school, yet children's collaborative learning often takes place beyond the school gates.

What are the main trends when children enter joint learning processes that are not scaffolded by school routines and rules of authority? What are the implications of partnering with alternative learning institutions for future schooling?

Join Professor Kirsten Drotner (University of Southern Denmark) as she provides answers and examples based on studies of children’s learning at semi-formal learning sites (such as museums, science centres and galleries) in this free public seminar.

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Kirsten Drotner

Kirsten Drotner is a professor of media and communication studies at the University of Southern Denmark and founding director of the research centres DREAM and Our Museum. Her research focuses on audience studies, children's media and information literacies, and digital heritage communication.

She is co-author and co-editor of more than 30 books and over 200 scholarly articles and book-chapters, most recently The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Commuication (co-edited, 2018). A fellow of the International Communication Association and recipient of the Association’s Applied Research Award, she is passionate about bringing research evidence to bear on policies and practices.

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Tuesday 12 February 2019


Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3008