Cultural Heritage - The Best Teacher

By Lea Kuznik.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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The author introduces two dimensions of pedagogical and psychological insights that can improve the quality of activities in the field of cultural heritage in kindergartens and primary schools. This dimension of social component exposed as a key element of a supportive learning environment and experience the idea of flow in conjunction with experiential pedagogy that key personality movements attributes to child intensive (cognitive and emotional) contact with the empirical situation. The author of three ethnographic workshops for teachers and educators show how the cultural heritage includes the daily work with children in kindergartens and primary schools.

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Education, Workshop, School, Kindergarten

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.133-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 564.417KB).

Dr. Lea Kuznik

Assistant, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Slovenia

Born in 1975 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graduated in 1999, master`s degree in 2004 and doctor`s degree in 2007 at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. She is an assistant for Slovene Ethnology. She has been taking interests on museology, children’s museums and interactive learning spaces, pedagogical and psychological theories of learning and play and developmental theories of children for more than seven years. Her doctoral thesis presents first scientific research on field of children’s museums in Slovenia. Her research is focused on up-to date technologies, virtual museums, virtual worlds, such as Second Life and how to transfer the concept of children’s museum in interactive virtual learning environment (for example: Club Penguin, Neopets, Whyville, Barbie Girls…). She strongly believes that the concept of a children’s museum can be efficiently applied to a different “non museum” or “alternative” environment. Her recent research project was designing an interactive learning environment in a shopping centre.

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