Children's learning in the 21st century museum
This is an in-person workshop, hosted at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Museums make the best classrooms– what better place to learn about world cultures and natural history than to be surrounded by it? In this workshop, designed for museum studies students and educators, participants will learn about the importance of museums to children’s development and learning of science, art, and history, and how best to create their own dynamic lesson plans for their school visits, camps, and field trips. They will also get the opportunity to explore the ROM’s classrooms and hands-on spaces.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
- A brief history of children’s learning in museums focusing on hands-on and experiential learning
- The importance of making museums accessible and inclusive to our diverse student audiences
- Strategies for teaching students from toddlers to teens in the 21st-century museum
- How to build out lesson plans and learning goals using compelling storytelling
Instructor(s): Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Royal Ontario Museum
Date and Time: Thursday October 5, 2023, 1pm – 4pm