University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

Museum Education

Address:

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

170-6371 Crescent Road

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Canada

Phone:

1-604-822-2848

Fax:

1-604-822-5802

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Museum Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The term museum encompasses a broad range of organisations with a focus on learning in settings outside the traditional classroom. Museums include cultural centres, science centres, historic sites, parks, planetaria, art museums and art galleries. Contemporary museum education establishes museums as innovative learning environments rather than repositories of artefacts. As museums and other informal learning sites contemplate new roles within society it will be incumbent upon museum professionals, and particularly museum educators, to become catalysts for different ways of thinking about the educational roles and potentials of museums and other informal learning sites, teaching and learning in museum settings as well as exploring new relationships between museums and the broader community.

Accreditation:

Public Canadian University

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City