Early Childhood Learning in Museum Experiences

Assoc. Prof. Patricia Eadie
T: 03 9035 4503
E: peadie@unimelb.edu.au
W: Personal web page
Location: Level 4, Room L.420, 100 Leicester St, Carlton, Parkville

Project Details

Museums provide rich learning environments for all children. With the opening of the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum (MV) there is a unique opportunity for University early childhood education researchers to collaborate with Museum educators to research and evaluate early childhood museum programs, available through incursion (Backyard Bugs) and excursion (Grandad’s Shed) experiences. The research will link the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), specifically Learning Outcome Children are Effective Communicators, with respect to the language and multi-literacy experiences afforded in ‘hands-on’ museum programs where children participate in interactive storytelling that is animated by scientific, historical and Indigenous artefacts.

Collaborators

Liz Suda, Sarah Young

Sub-Disciplines

Early childhood education

Funding

McCoy Seed Funding & University of Melbourne