Research project: Listening to young children in museum spaces

Dates

Start date:
2006
End date:
2008
Kidspace

 © Australian Museum

Museum investigators

  • Dr Lynda Kelly , Manager Online, Editing and Audience Research
  • Sarah Main , Early Childhood Coordinator

External investigators

Funded by

  • University of Western Sydney

Description

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in understanding children’s perspectives on their experiences. This is related to increased opportunities to engage with young children in meaningful ways, and to significant changes in conceptual and theoretical views of young children. This project recognised children as experts on their own experiences and sought their views on a museum space specifically designed for them. It provided opportunities for children to consider their understandings and impressions of a learning space and provided important information about how they perceive the space, interact in the space and how they would change the space.


Dr Lynda Kelly , Manager Online, Editing and Audience Research
Sarah Main , Early Childhood Coordinator
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