A model for school-based learning in informal settings.

Donna Mathewson Mitchell

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    This paper proposes a model for learning in the art museum setting that has broader relevance to school-based learning in informal environments. Developed from a completed doctoral investigation, the model applies a socio-cognitive approach that recognizes the social basis of educational experiences and the cognitive demands of learning in informal settings. The model will be articulated and interpreted in relation to school-based curriculum and syllabus directives through its application to a secondary school-based art educational experience at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Implications for the development of strategies that provide students with the skills, knowledge, capacities and distinctive sensibilities to negotiate alternative settings for learning in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways will be outlined using the organising structure of the model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAARE2007
    Subtitle of host publicationEducation, Innovation and Research: Strategies for capacity-building
    EditorsPeter L Jeffery
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Pages1-14p (mat07094)
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference: AARE 2007 - Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 27 Nov 200730 Nov 2007


    ConferenceAustralian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference


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