The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Monday, September 24, 2007

CFP: The Intersection of the Learning Sciences and Museum Education

Call for Manuscripts from Researchers and Practitioners

The Intersection of the Learning Sciencesand Museum Education

An upcoming issue of the Journal of Museum Education (JME) will be devoted to the intersection of the learning sciences and museum education. Learning sciences researchers examine social, organizational, and cultural dynamics in teaching and learning while museum educators are immersed in practices that inform understanding about how diverse groups learn and interact. This issue will bring learning sciences research to the attention of museum researchers and practitioners and allow practitioners and researchers to participate in the learning sciences research agenda.

Articles should speak to both practitioners and researchers about theory, research, and practice specifically related to museum education and the role of the museum educator.

Authors should be interested in addressing
the advancement of scientific understanding and practice of teaching and learning in museum environments and
familiar with existing museum education literature.

Manuscripts should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words and
adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style, (15th Edition).

The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is January 1, 2008.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript,
please send an email to Sandra Toro Martell at
or Heather Toomey Zimmerman at
for more information, including JME guidelines for style, language, and format.

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