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Learning in Museums

The Alliance has compiled this set of learning in museums resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Encyclopaedia of Informal Education

Infed has extensive resources on informal education and lifelong learning. It offers an encyclopedia and archives with articles and reports on topics such as experiential learning, multiple intelligences, role-model education and community education.

Informal Science

Informal Science has tools to help evaluators conceptualize and analyze informal learning and a searchable database of informal learning citations.

Partnerships for Free Choice Learning

The Urban Institute shares Partnerships for Free Choice Learning. It presents 26 examples of partnerships among public libraries, museums, and public broadcasters in support of informal lifelong learning (PDF).

Visual Thinking Strategies Research

Visual Thinking Strategies shares research focused on aesthetic and cognitive development that results from interaction with art.

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