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En kvalitativ analys av den pedagogiska verksamheten på Göteborgs stadsmuseum
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A Qualitative Analysis of the Educational Activity at Göteborgs City Museum. (English)
Abstract [en]

This masters thesis is about the educational activities at Göteborg City museum. It is a qualitative analysis of the new plan for the educational work wich has been written by two of the museum teachers at the museum. The educational work in museums has traditionally been based on tacit knowledge and very little has been written about it. This new plan is one step in a development process to a more structured work in this field at museums. The aim is to discuss the new pedagogic and the new type of museum lesson in comparison with the old method and to discuss if the purposes of the newly developed educational plan reaches its goals.

The questions at issue are:

- How do they work with museum education at Göteborg City museum?

- What has the transition to the new teaching plan meant for the museum teachers´ operation?

- How do they work to satisfy children’s different condition to absorb knowledge at a museum?

The empirical materials consists of interviews with two museum teachers, a questionnaire to a teacher who booked a lesson at the museum for her pupils and my one observation of the same lesson.

The main conclusion is that the educational work is characterized by flexibility and dialogue with the pupils. The so-called new plan is not entirely new, the big difference is that it is written down and more structured. The more dialogue-based lession makes the pupil think critically and more actively seek fore knowledge. Because the method is based on dialogue it is the children them self that set the level at the lession. The museum teachers stimulate the pupils different senses so that the individual pupil has a chance to absorb some knowledge in, regardless of what level of cultural capital it has.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Uppsatser inom musei- & kulturarvsvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6079 ; 64
Keyword [en]
Museum- educational aspects, social capital (sociology), critical pedagogy, active learning
Keyword [sv]
Museipedagogik, socialt kapital (sociologi), dialogpadagogik, aktivitetspedagogik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140474Local ID: 64OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140474DiVA: diva2:383679
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-01-05 Created: 2011-01-05 Last updated: 2011-01-05Bibliographically approved

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