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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy

Here is a really interesting blog entry I ran across about one teacher who decided to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy (a hierarchy of needs for learning) on its head. After reading the article, I decided I had just read a wonderful description of how and why experiential learning works. Let the student create and problem solve … Continue reading

Changing Demographics and Museums as Community Activist Organizations

Last Friday I participated in an AASLH webinar led by Susie Wilkening, author of Life Stages of the Museum Visitor and Curator of Museum Audiences with Reach Advisors (here’s their blog). She was discussing new demographic trends from the latest US Census and how they signify changing museum audiences. It is available for viewing here. … Continue reading

Arts Institutions as a Resource to the Community

I was in St. Louis this past weekend, and I happened to catch a talk that Rene Franklin, from the St. Louis Art Museum, and Lisa Chang Harper, from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts gave for UMSL’s Monday noon series. It turned out to be much more interesting than I’d expected – St. Louis … Continue reading

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