Learning about culture: Young children exploring heritage in a museum

Kit Mei Betty WONG, Barbara PISCITELLI

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Abstract

Few studies of young children’s learning have been undertaken in Asian museum contexts. Museums are neither popular as part of social life for Hong Kong families nor as a social learning venue for preschool aged children. Though the Hong Kong early childhood curriculum claims to value the importance of cultural education, there is little emphasis on young children’s learning in museums. This paper presents case study data generated through explorations of a group of young children’s (aged 4-5 years) multiple visit experiences in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and provides an argument for the inclusion of museum excursions in early childhood education. Copyright © 2018 The Education University of Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-158
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Citation

Wong, K. M. B., & Piscitelli, B. (2018). Learning about culture: Young children exploring heritage in a museum. Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, 17(4), 123-158.

Keywords

  • Young children
  • Museum learning