Unfortunately, we had to cancel last Monday's meeting due to the weather.
There's still a couple things I'd like to note for our members.
First, a Smithsonian Study (2004) outlining a national survey on evaluations and museum programs.
From the forward:
At the request of the Smithsonian Institution
(SI) National Board’s Education Committee, the
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum
Studies (SCEMS) asked the Smithsonian’s
Office of Policy and Analysis (O
P&A) to undertake a study of ev
aluation in museum education
programs in the United States. The main purpose of th
is report is to describe the extent to which
systematic and effective program evaluation is
currently being used.
The results will be
reviewed internally to identify be
st practices that may be applicab
le to education departments at SI.
Second, there's an upcoming OMA Course in Sarnia, which might be of interest:
Location: Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
Registration Opens: March 11. 2013 Registration form here.
"Participants will identify the basic learning principles affecting
different groups of museum visitors and will acquire the knowledge
required to design and implement education programs for their own
museums. Core topics: Interpretation & Education Policy &
Standards; programming for the public; the ins & outs of
interpretation; learning principles for students K-6; adolescent
learners; museums and school curricula; practical program development
for museums; teachers & museums; adult education; developing visual