Museum Education

From Science Education:

This recent article by Allen and Crowley (2014) includes four case studies of part-time staff members responsible for giving exhibit tours to school groups at a natural history museum. The staff members redesigned their tours to be more student-focused using an iterative design process that included reflective practice. The researchers present this as a new paradigm for professional development within the museum. Findings have implications for addressing the challenge of effective professional development for informal educators, particularly in content areas that may be scientifically challenging or socially controversial.