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Museum Visit: Benefits to Students

October 13, 2013

Research

Researchers set out to learn if visiting a museum impacted students learning. The research revealed that museum visits are worthwhile.

“Those outcomes include improvements in students’ knowledge of and ability to think critically about art, a stronger display of “historical empathy,” greater tolerance for differing views, and interest in repeating the experience of attending such a cultural institution, according to the study by researchers at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.” 

You can read the blog post that includes a link to the findings, at the Curriculum Matters blog, post written by Erik Robelen on September 16, 2013 and can be found at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/09/field_trip_to_art_museum_offer.html?cmp=ENL-CM-NEWS2.

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