94214 - DIDATTICA E COMUNICAZIONE NEGLI AMBIENTI MUSEALI

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to raise awareness of the main aspects related to the evolution of science museums in relation to collections, spaces, installations and audiences. In particular, it explores the main didactic strategies that allow to mediate the contents of the sciences making them usable to different audiences through educational experiences carried out in real and virtual spaces. At the end of the course, the student: (a) knows the categories of museum teaching; (b) knows the main pedagogical and methodological aspects relating to museum teaching and scientific heritage; (c) knows the contemporary debate concerning the educational function of museums and heritage pedagogy with particular reference to national and international guidelines; (d) knows the didactic methodologies necessary for the designing of educational interventions for the different users; (e) will be able to independently carry out research on material and documentation functional to the knowledge of the main scientific museum institutions at national and international level; (f) will be able to analyze the technological innovation elements of museums; (g) will be able the characteristics of different museum contexts, also identifying their problems; h) will be able to use scientific knowledge and skills in relation to museum professionals.

Course contents

The course aims to raise awareness of the main aspects related to the evolution of science museums in relation to collections, spaces, installations, purposes and types of public. In particular, it explores the main didactic strategies to mediate the contents of the sciences making them accessible to different audiences through immersive experiences.

The course aims to introduce the elements of virtual museology through the analysis of digital tools and environments with particular reference to virtual and augmented reality platforms. The different approaches for the design of virtual didactic paths are also explored.

The course aims to raise awareness and implement the relational and professional skills of those who work in museums, to foster a culture of inclusion and hospitality by making the scientific heritage, not only really accessible, but also a tool for creating experiences training courses aimed at all citizens.

Readings/Bibliography

For attending and non-attending students

Panciroli C., Le professionalità educative tra scuola e musei: esperienze e metodi nell'arte, Guerini, Milano 2016 (ch 3,4,6 e appendix 3).

Gobbi L., I nuovi musei della scienza. Un'opportunità per la scuola, FrancoAngeli, 2019.

Mandarano N., Musei e media digitali, Carocci, 2019

Teaching methods

Blended learning

Group Discussion

Individual or group commentaries on parts of the texts or topics related to teaching practice (only for course-attendees).

Workshops

E-learning Platforms: https://elearning-cds.unibo.it/ (only for course-attendees).

Assessment methods

Written exam with short essays.

Teaching tools

  • Books
  • Illustrative Materials (images, video, trailer...)
  • Digital platforms (IOL, EOL, TEAMS) and use of a collaborative space within the MOdE-Museo Officina dell'Educazione [http://www.doc.mode.unibo.it/], with particular reference to the blank rooms.
  • Seminars by experts

For students with special needs and students coming from other cultures, please contact the teacher.

Office hours

See the website of Chiara Panciroli