Gain tools and knowledge to assess learning and behavior within informal learning environments like museums, zoos and parks.

Dates
April 2 - May 20, 2018
Delivery
Online, Instructor led
15 Hours
Cost
$390 (+ $60 registration fee)

An introductory course that provides a hands-on approach to effectively assess learning and behavior within informal learning contexts such as museums, national parks, zoos, aquariums and broadcast media. The design and implementation of an evaluation is used as a lens for understanding the hows and whys of assessment and learning evaluation. This course is designed to help professionals design their own education evaluation or assessment research and become informed consumers of research.

This course is a part of our Informal Learning in Museums Professional Certificate Program.

  • Erin Hicks

    Erin is a museum professional with over 10 years of experience working on the design and development of art and history museum exhibits. Erin expanded that experience to include museum education theory and practice as she earned a masters degree in museum studies, specifically following a learning track of visitor experience and education. Her coursework and research focused on interpreting and exhibiting art collections, art education in museums, and administrative topics such as museum planning and the economics of arts and culture. While attending Buffalo State, SUNY, located in Buffalo, New York, Erin was introduced to the study of creativity and the impact that creative problem solving methods could have on critical museum issues by completing coursework at the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) also located at Buffalo State. Erin's academic and professional work in the field culminated into a research project entitled Second Nature: An exploration in planning and design concepts for a place- and community-based museum process.