AàC – International Symposium on School Museums, Museum Education and Educational History: “Creating Learning Experiences and Building Bridges for Open and Sustainable Societies” (Grèce, mai 2021)

  • Colloque : 25-28 mai 2021 (Crète, Grèce)
  • Contact : thesymposium19 [at] gmail.com

Learning experiences refers to any interaction, pathways, program, or other
involvement in which learning takes place in museums and collections, whether it
occurs in traditional educational settings or nontraditional environments (learning
through games and interactive software applications). Because people learn in an
extensive variety of surroundings and ways, the term is used as a more inclusive term
to support the new goals of an educational interaction/ learning in modern museums
and galleries. It reflects larger pedagogical and technological changes that have
occurred today in the design and delivery of knowledge, and it represents an attempt

1Centre for the Study and Research for the History of Education and Teaching Profession,
University of Crete, Greece
to update conceptions for whom and of how, when, and where learning can come
about. Besides, the importance of open access in creating sustainable societies for the
future generations is a key challenge for the Symposium. The issues we face with
energy and the environment are complex and include all aspects of sustainability as
well as society. Expressly, cultural sustainability is increasingly seen as a fourth
dimension of sustainable development. However, studies on cultural viability in
museums are rare. Thus, the other pillar aim of our symposium is to fill this gap:
heritage exposure, environmental behavior, openness to the public, and effectiveness
and enactment in collecting, preserving, and researching the cultural heritage.
Purpose of the symposium
The purpose of the Symposium is to explore and reflect on the contribution of school
museums and educational collections to the development of the modern dialogue on
“Creating Learning Experiences and Building Bridges for Open and Sustainable
Societies” and particularly their association in the dialogue, which has a significant
influence on the development of teacher education, with special emphasis to:

1. School Museums, Cultural Sustainability and Sustainable Societies
2. Museums as Places of Lifelong Learning
3. Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning: Museums and Life Narratives
4. Local History in School Museums
5. Heritage Education and New Technologies
6. Museum Pedagogy and Creativity: Learning Through the Arts
7. Educational Programs and Cultural Activities in Museums of 21st Century
8. Museums and Vulnerable Groups (people with special needs, people with low
qualifications, people at risk of social exclusion, immigrants, displaced people,
etc.)
9. Developing Exhibitions Toolkit in Museums (Innovative and Creative practices)
10. Museums of Education, Critical Pedagogy and Educational Changes
11. Historical Education Today and the Promotion of Democratic Societies
12. Gendered History of Education in School Museums
13. Social / Ideological Uses of Historical Educational Knowledge
14. Teaching history of education in Higher Education Today: Epistemological and
Methodological Issues


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