Children as experiencers: increasing engagement, participation and inclusion for young children in the museum

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Yates, E., Szenasi, J., Smedley, A., Glynn, K. and Hemmings, M. 2022. Children as experiencers: increasing engagement, participation and inclusion for young children in the museum. Childhood A Journal of Global Child Research. 29 (1), pp. 58-74. https://doi.org/10.1177/09075682211064429
AuthorsYates, E., Szenasi, J., Smedley, A., Glynn, K. and Hemmings, M.
Abstract

This research aimed to evaluate young children’s engagement, participation and inclusion within a city museum by utilising observations and semi structured interviews with children and families. Both groups requested more interactive exhibits, sensory experiences, making and doing activities and role play opportunities. In this article, we argue for increased visibility of children’s ‘intangible heritage’(Brookshaw, 2016) and opportunities for responding which make links with children’s lives contemporarily. We further argue that museums should view children as experiencers rather than learners.

Keywords young children; museum; engagement; participation; inclusion
Year2022
JournalChildhood A Journal of Global Child Research
Journal citation29 (1), pp. 58-74
PublisherSAGE Journals
ISSN1461-7013
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/09075682211064429
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09075682211064429
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Accepted08 Nov 2021
Deposited20 Jul 2023
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