21 days
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About

Explore the purpose of museums today and find how they facilitate learning with The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning at FutureLearn.

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Overview

What is the purpose of museums in today’s world - a world obsessed with technology? On this course we explore what can be gained from interacting with museum collections and spaces, and how to use technology to encourage engagement.

You will consider the ways museum collections improve our understanding of history and how museums can use artefacts to engage learners. You will also explore how museums can better use their spaces to create learning experiences for all visitors.

By the end of The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning at FutureLearn  , you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the way learning takes place in a museum setting
  • Identify a range of learning strategies for a variety of audiences
  • Effectively communicate personal ideas and collaborate with other learners to find solutions to issues
  • Describe the complexities of label writing from a learning perspective and produce examples

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • It Starts With the Visitors
  • The Exhibition Takes Centre Stage
  • The Role of the Conservator/ Your Exhibition

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Anyone with an interest in museums and their potential for learning.
  • While the Educators themselves aren’t available to facilitate this run, we encourage you to engage with other learners and there are opportunities to do this throughout the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • Basic access:free
  • Unlimited: $15.83/month

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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