*This talk has been rescheduled to Thursday 31 January 2019. Participants registered for the 10 November 2018 talk may indicate their availability by 16 December, by replying to the registration email sent from our booking system. If seats are available after 16 December, public registration will open on 17 December.

According to the theory of constructivist education, learning is a process through which people construct their own knowledge actively, rather than receiving information passively. In this session, Kris Wetterlund, Director of Education and Interpretation, Corning Museum of Glass, introduces the idea of constructivist pedagogy and how it can be applied in museums to the creation of all kinds of interpretation materials. A constructivist learning approach can provide visitors with the tools to make broader meaning from museum content. Wetterlund also discusses how the principles of storytelling and the mechanics of memory can contribute to meaningful museum experiences.

Date:
31 January 2019 (Thursday)

Time:
7:00 – 8:30pm

Venue:
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)

Speaker:
Kris Wetterlund, Director of Education and Interpretation, Corning Museum of Glass

Language:
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / (852) 2200 0041

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

About the Speaker

Kris Wetterlund

As Director of Education and Interpretation, Kris Wetterlund strategises and oversees the vision for education and interpretation at the Corning Museum of Glass. She founded and serves as editor of Museum-Ed, a United States nonprofit organisation dedicated to the professional development of museum educators. She has been on the faculty of the Museum Studies programme at Johns Hopkins University since 2009.

In 2013, Wetterlund was an educator-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where she wrote a guide for interpretive writing for art museum educators: If You Can’t See It Don’t Say It. In early 2016, she was a Getty Museum Guest Scholar in the Education Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, dedicating three months to research on interpretation and art museum education.

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