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Adult Education in Archaeological Open-Air Museums – a reader

Dorothee Olthof (NL)
In an average archaeological open-air museum there is a lot to do and see for children and there are plenty of programs for school groups. The kids can grind cereals, bake bread, help in the garden, make bracelets out of various materials or try to make fire without matches (...) Excellent! But why are the matching programs for adults so rare?

From Bäckedal, the philosophy of Folkbildning in Sweden

The Swedish National Council of Adult Education
Swedish folkbildning is the collective name for the activities conducted by the country’s folk high schools and study associations in the form of courses, study circles and cultural activities. Folkbildning is a part of the liberal non-formal educational system. Every year, several million Swedes participate in folkbildning activities...

An Arena to Excel: Inquiry-Learning and Outdoor Education for Students with Special Needs

Christina Schindler (US)
A unique relationship has been found between inquiry-based learning, outdoor education and success for all students, which is detailed in the following paper. Parkerscreek Primitive Technology structures their demonstrations around the principles of inquiry-based learning to provide a rewarding experience for all children...

Evaluation methodologies for archaeological museums and sites

Laia Pujol-Tost (GR)
The discussion about different possibilities of ICT devices for open-air museums (see Heritage Presentation and New Media in Cultural Heritage settings) is useless or at least heads for a half failure if we do not know what visitors expect from a visit and/or if they are satisfied with the current experience. This is what evaluations are aimed at...
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