Museum context in a pedagogical environment
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of CIDOC06, International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums, Gothenburgh, Sweden.: Wider perspective – Broader base, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
There is a growing interest from museums to present their material in public, more than the small subsets on web pages which are common now. Unfortunately the museums’ databases, at least in Sweden, are designed for internal use and cannot be utilized by people outside the museums. This is especially true if the databases should support learning, e.g. in schools. In a pedagogical environment the whole museum context must be reproduced. Our opinion is that a museum context suitable for pedagogical purposes comprises: (1) domain context describing the museum objects and the context in which these belong, (2) user context comprising e.g. the current user’s knowledge about the domain and learning style, (3) pedagogical context reflecting museum didactics and a constructivistic view on learning. In the modeling of the domain context we utilize the CIDOC CRM ontology and for the other two contexts heuristic rules.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Museum databases, museum context, pedagogical environment, CIDOC CRM ontology
Information Science Pedagogy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-26341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-26341DiVA: diva2:54115