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2010-01-28Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8672
Building creative communities: How does a university museum work with family learning in a challenging community context?
dc.contributor.authorWest, Celine
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:44:53Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:44:53Z
dc.date.created2010-01-28
dc.date.issued2010-01-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9324
dc.description.abstractUCL Museums and Collections have worked with parents and children in the London Borough of Haringey for the past 4 years. The successful partnership between the Collections’ education officer and Haringey’s parental involvement coordinator has led to a sustained program of outreach in the Borough, mainly with parents at family learning workshops in schools, and with parents and primary school children in schools, children’s centers and play groups. Haringey is home to one of the most diverse populations in the UK, with a high proportion of recent immigrants as well as low levels of attainment at school, high levels of poverty and crime. Community cohesion is viewed as key to strategies for improvement; Haringey has been a leader in parental involvement in schools and in creative work with museums partnering schools for the past decade. This paper analyses the special impact a university museum can have in this context, with museum outreach used to engage parents not only in new subjects and their own creativity but also in understanding more of what and how their children learn and raising aspirations. Object handling workshops provide a forum for discussion with others in the community and often act as a starting point for people to tell their own stories for the first time.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subjectmuseumeng
dc.subjectfamily learningeng
dc.subjectobjecteng
dc.titleBuilding creative communities: How does a university museum work with family learning in a challenging community context?
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100104439
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100173982
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8672
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), Manchester, 16th–20th September 2008
local.edoc.pages4
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2009
local.edoc.container-issue2
local.edoc.container-year2009
local.edoc.container-firstpage65
local.edoc.container-lastpage68
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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