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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
This independent study includes a review of literature about learning theories relevant to museum education, family learning, and family learning in museums. This exploration also includes observations done at six art museums in New York City. As a result of these observations I outline teaching techniques for "best practice" methods while also offering first-hand insight into the unique and complex dynamic of family learning in museums. Finally, I describe my process for developing and implementing three pilot family programs a Dia : Beacon, a contemporary art museum in Beacon, NY which is part of the Dia Art Foundation.
Parkhurst, J. (2010). Side by Side : An Exploration of Family Programs in New York City and Three Pilot Family Programs at Dia : Beacon. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/273