ADE 418 CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM EDUCATION (UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL)
ADE 618 CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM EDUCATION

Note: This course is offered only in the Fall Semester

This class provides an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the growing field of museum education. It includes an examination of the changes occurring in art and design educational paradigms within the museum world, the evolving nature of museums as institutions with educational missions, along with learning and interpretive theories unique to the museum context. The class provides an extensive hands-on component devoted to the special methods, practices and skills associated with teaching with artworks, and in designing educational projects, programs and innovative learning experiences within the art and design museum settings. The course aims to broaden educational horizons and critical perspectives, while equipping students with practical strategies in new learning environments. Many classes will be held in NYC museums, where students will work with objects in various collections, and where they will interact with a variety of museum professionals.

ADE 428 MUSEUM EDUCATION: INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION (UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL)
ADE 628 MUSEUM EDUCATION: INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

Note: This course is offered only in the Spring Semester

This class is an advanced class in museum education. This advanced course specifically leads students in an in-depth engagement with three important dimensions of museum education, namely: 1/Teaching in a gallery and museum environments, 2/Engaging in a museum education related project and 3/ Conceptualizing and implementing innovation in the field. Throughout, the course continues to explore critical issues facing the field through the analysis of case studies, with the first half of the class dedicated to readings and reflection, practice in galleries and the presentation/discussion of possible avenues for innovation. The course aims to continue to broaden educational horizons and critical perspectives of students who have demonstrated an interest in educational praxis or specific careers in museum settings. Many classes will be held in NYC museums, where students will work with objects in various collections, and where they will interact with a variety of museum professionals.