Constructivism Learning Theory

Modern interactive learning in science centers and children’s museums is based on Constructivist Learning Theory. Below is an excerpt from Wikepedia: “Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Paiget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. He suggested that through processes of accommodation …

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Interactive Exhibit Philosophy

I came across an excellent article by Kthryne McGrath. Below is an excerpt: “By setting up a problem to be solved, demanding interaction, producing effects from direct actions and allowing variations of approach, cognitive development in children is enhanced. Hands-On Children’s Museums encourage contextually relevant reasoning. These museums are successful, …

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Listing of Museum Associations

“Several associations have online or print directories of specific types of museums. The American Association of Museums has an online directory of its member museums that can be searched by name, location, or category. The American Association for State & Local History publishes a Directory of Historic House Museums. The …

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How many museums are there in the United States?

The American Association of Museums, the “AAM is aware of only two attempts to count all the museums in the United States. The most recent effort estimates 17,500 museums. One of the attempts to count museums was a survey conducted for the National Conference of State Museum Associations in 1998. …

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Look Forward Bus on ExhibitFiles

The PG&E Look Forward Bus is currently featured on the Association of Science and Technology Center’s website, ExhibitFiles, click below to check out the story and post comments Exhibit Files, Look Forward Bus

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Fab at Home Curriculum

Wow! thanks all for the interest in Fab@Home, looks like we have a hit. We are working on a curriculum for 3D modeling, we are also preparing a summer camp robotics curriculum. I would be interested in getting feedback from Science Centers: What is the age range of your summer …

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American Association of Museums

Walhimer Associates has been a member of the American Association of Museums, since 1995. American Association of Museum Website “AAM’s mission is to enhance the value of museums to their communities through leadership, advocacy, and service.” “The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to …

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Project Management Institute PMI

Walhimer Associates is a member of the Project Management Institute the largest and most well recognized organization for project management professionals. Mark Walhimer, PMP was certified as a Project Management Professional in 2007. Project Management Institute Website “With more than 260,000 members in over 171 countries, PMI is the leading …

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