Museum communication is a well-organized and carefully controlled communication relationship that develops between producers and consumers of museum exhibitions and other activities through museum collections. When museum or heritage visitors encounter museum objects and the interpretative suggestions prepared for them by heritage professionals, they develop (consciously or unconsciously) their own ideas about them and therefore construct their own understanding about the past, history, art, archaeology, nature, etc. These personal ideas affect in a way the creation of social community ideas, contribute to the creation of identities; they are often conflicting, or they recreate national or other narratives. During this course, we are going to discuss different forms of direct or indirect communication, inside and outside museum spaces, the design of learning programs, as well as methodologies and tools for their critical evaluation.
Learning outcomes : After the completion of this course students will be able to: ● Discuss the communication process as this develops during a museum visit along with the parameters that affect it. ● Understand the different forms of direct and indirect communication that can be used by a museum ● Discuss critically the communication strategy of a museum ● Design specific learning and communication events taking into consideration the specific aims of the institution ● Manage different groups of visitors and non-visitors ● Combine museum activities with social phenomena and demands ● Evaluate the possibilities offered by new technologies to improve museum actions and museum communication. ● Use new media to achieve specific learning and communication aims.
Working in an interdisciplinary environment ● Production of free, creative and inductive thinking ● Transfer of know-how in other environments ● Decision-making ● Working independently ● Practice Critical Thinking ● Criticism and self-criticism ● Respect for difference and multiculturalism ● Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues ● Production of free, creative and inductive thinking.
|Use Of Information And Communications Technology :||Use of ICT in teaching, communication with students|
|Teaching Methods:||Activity||Semester workload|
|Preparation for lectures||39|
|Study for final exams||39|
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The evaluation of the course consists of: two exercises that will be prepared during the term under the supervision of the course tutor. Each of them provides 20% of the final mark for this course (summative evaluation). The final written exam (conclusive evaluation) will provide 60% of the final mark. The exercises will be evaluated by their presentation. They are group assignments (each group will consist of 2-3 students). The final exam consists of a few discussion questions – students will be able to choose among a small selection. Students will be evaluated against the acquisition of the learning aims of this course, but also taking into consideration their synthetic and critical skills. The evaluation criteria will be presented during the first lectures, and they will be uploaded in the course’s e-class. (eclass.aegean.gr).
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Χρήση Τεχνολογιών, Πληροφορίας & Επικοινωνιών:
|Δραστηριότητα||Φόρτος Εργασίας Εξαμήνου|
|Ασκήσεις στην τάξη||15|
|Αυτόνομη μελέτη στην διάρκεια του εξαμήνου||45|
|Μελέτη προετοιμασίας για τις εξετάσεις||30|
Η αξιολόγηση των φοιτητών/ριών γίνεται μέσω εξετάσεων με ερωτήσεις ανάπτυξης και αποκλειστικά στην ελληνική γλώσσα. Τα κριτήρια είναι προσβάσιμα για τους φοιτητές/ριες στην ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα του μαθήματος (e-class).