Abstract

A museum is an educational fair which facilitates individuals to explore and discover through inquiry. Museums provide participants with direct learning experience with objects and exhibits that relate to concepts and disciplinary subjects in the arts, history, science, and social science of specific time and space. Learning through museums is considered as one of the informal learning ways which is very different from formal learning in schools. This study aims to investigate Hong Kong primary school teachers’ and students’ perspectives, learning experiences and motivations in museum learning and visits. A survey study is adopted to gather the views and experiences of a sample of senior primary school students and teachers, in the local primary school context, on museum learning and visits in the past three years. Learners’ actual and preferred visits to museums as well as the types of motivations involved in visiting museums in a Chinese culture and context will be explored. The ways of interactions and various types of museum learning will also be examined, and teachers’ and students’ perspectives will also be compared. This study will provide insights into the enhancement of meaningful museum education journeys for students. Copyright © 2021 International Conference on Learning and Teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Citation

Lee, J. C.-K., Hui, S. K. F., Lo, J. T. Y., & Au, M. Y. Y. (2021, December). Museum education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ and students’ perspectives. Paper presented at International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2021 (ICLT2021), Hong Kong, China.

Keywords

  • Interactivity
  • Hong Kong primary schools
  • Motivation
  • Museum education/ learning
  • Teachers’ and students’ perspectives

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