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Using action research protocols to structure the development of a complex exhibit at a regional children's museum


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

Action research has proven to be a powerful protocol for enhancing best-practices pedagogy and for guiding reflective practitioners in becoming effective change agents. This dissertation uses action research methods to, first, frame the institutional process of crafting a new, complex water exhibit at a Massachusetts children’s museum; and second, to closely follow, reflect upon, and assess the efforts by multiple stakeholders across a two-year period to produce an exemplary learning environment. This research provides parameters by which other children’s museums can likewise maximize their creativity and resources in exhibit development through the use of fully substantiated action research methodology.

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Subject
Preschool education;
Museums
Classification
0518: Preschool education
0730: Museums
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Education, Action research, Children's museums, Early childhood education, Museum, Reflective practitioners, Water exhibits
Title
Using action research protocols to structure the development of a complex exhibit at a regional children's museum
Author
Cipora, John
Number of pages
701
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 69/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549498148
Advisor
Karlson, Alfred L.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3303432
ProQuest document ID
304567657
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304567657
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