Museum Educators’ Unrealized Potential

The museum blogosphere in the past few weeks has been filled with postings related to the work of museum educators and the role of museums as educational institutions. Rebecca Herz has posted a number of articles and interviews with teachers and museum educators on her blog Museum Questions. 슠Rebecca is examining from many angles the…

The Changing Role of Museum Educators: A Conversation

For some months now museum educator, consultant, and blogger Rebecca Herz and I have been exchanging thoughts on the roles and future of museum educators, mostly by email.슠 But weve also been talking about making our conversations more public.슠 Rebeccas recent thoughtful post, What Does a Museum Educator Do? (And Do We Need Them?)슠offers, I…

Museum Educators Next, Part III: Incorporating Visitor Voices

In my first two posts regarding what’s next for museum educators (September 17슠and October 1) I promised to take a look at some of the skills educators should be cultivating슠so that they can슠contribute more effectively to the museum’s role as an슠informal space for learning and engagement.슠슠It happens that I’ve been talking with Allison Wickens,슠an energetic…