Learning in the museum: Perceptions, practices and problems

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The new curriculum reform documents and syllabuses in Hong Kong have been putting emphasis on learning beyond classroom and life-wide learning. Learning through the use of museum has been promoted by teachers as a channel for learning in the field. However, there is a paucity of research into the actual impact of museum education on teaching and learning as well as its connectivity with the formal curriculum. This paper seeks to adopt a case study with the use of qualitative approach to analyse the practices and problems of learning in and through the museum, with a view to exploring possible alternatives for the improvement in pedagogical devices. Copyright © 2011 香港教育圖書公司.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Heritage: Historico-cultural Perspective
Editors 梁操雅, 羅天佑
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Educational Publishing
ISBN (Print)9789888079766
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Lo, J. T.-Y. (2011). Learning in the museum: Perceptions, practices and problems. In 梁操雅 & 羅天佑 (Eds.), Education and Heritage: Historico-cultural Perspective (pp. 301-323). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing.


  • Museum learning
  • Field-based learning
  • Curriculum fit / connectivity
  • Pedagogy
  • Life-wide learning


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