• Antonin Larsen
  • Julie Dam-Larsen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
This thesis attempts to uncover the trends and demands that lie towards museums on a
political and societal level, as well as how a museumprogram can be designed to meet
those demands. As part of our study of the requirements in the 21st century for museums,
we have outlined several topics. One of these is, that there is a greater political desire for
primary schools to make more use and be more inclusive of surrounding cultural
institutions in their teaching. From unveiling this requirement and others, we have learned
that physical expression can be exceptionally helpful when it comes to maintaining
children’s focus and strengthening their learning. This argument has been presented not
only from academical texts and studies, but also from our interviews with teachers,
museum workers and children. Therefore we found it relevant to make use of the learning
potential that is to be found in a live action role play (LARP), which is the main activity in
our museumprogram. Here the museum space can function as a learning environment, as
it contains many of the prerequisites that must be in a learning-role-play.
This way of learning was included in developing the thesis product. The purpose is to
develop a museumprogram that supports the state, the teachers, the museums workers
and the children’s demands. This museumsprogram also contains a teaching material that
combines the teaching- and learning potential from both museums and elementary
schools in a collaborative process. Our hypothesis is that combining multiply activities, that
have aspects of experiences through senses, physical expression and designing an
occasion for creative problem solving, will live up to the stated requirements and contain a
high learning potential for children from 4th-6th grade. As mentioned, role-play is one of
those activities that contain elements of sensory experience, physical expression and
creative problem solving. In order to exploit and fully utilize the learning potential of this
activity, the role-play cannot stand alone, but must be seen in the light of other activities
and assignments with a more formal nature. With that said the essential learning potential
in our museumprogram lies between the encompassments of the museum as an
extramural learning space and the elementary schools intramural learning space.
Udgivelsesdato30 dec. 2018
Antal sider113