Cultural pedagogies in the museum: walking, listening and feeling

Witcomb, Andrea 2015, Cultural pedagogies in the museum: walking, listening and feeling. In Watkins, Megan, Noble, Greg and Driscoll, Catherine (ed), Cultural pedagogies and human conduct, Routledge, London, Eng., pp.158-170.

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Title Cultural pedagogies in the museum: walking, listening and feeling
Author(s) Witcomb, AndreaORCID iD for Witcomb, Andrea
Title of book Cultural pedagogies and human conduct
Editor(s) Watkins, Megan
Noble, Greg
Driscoll, Catherine
Publication date 2015
Series Culture, economy and the social (CRESC)
Chapter number 11
Total chapters 15
Start page 158
End page 170
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Education
Cultural Studies
Cultural Theory
Museum Studies
Summary Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education, but goes beyond the notion of public pedagogies in two ways: it includes spaces which are not so public, and it includes an emphasis on material and non-human actors. This collection foregrounds this broader understanding of pedagogy by framing enquiry through a series of questions and across a range of settings. How, for example, are the processes of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ realised within and across the pedagogic processes specific to various social sites? What ensembles of people, things and practices are brought together in specific institutional and everyday settings to accomplish these processes? This collection brings together researchers whose work across the interdisciplinary nexus of cultural studies, sociology, media studies, education and museology offers significant insights into these ‘cultural pedagogies’ – the practices and relations through which cumulative changes in how we act, feel and think occur. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct opens up debate across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and empirical foci to explore both what is pedagogical about culture and what is cultural about pedagogy.
ISBN 1138014419
Language eng
Field of Research 210204 Museum Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Grant ID DP120100594
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