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Early Childhood Education: Historical Learning-processes in Museums

Author(s) Wagner, B.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2013  
Editor P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges  
Age group -  
This article presents a cooperative project of the Department of Education and Communication of the German Historical Museum (DHM) in Berlin and the Social Studies Education Department at the University of Siegen. This study gives input on pedagogical approaches that combine early childhood education in museums with performative play-based learning processes. It describes an education-oriented museum project that has been running since the winter semester of 2012/13. It focuses on preschool children, who often have their own collections of things (Duncker, Kremling 2010) and have gained experience with the activity of collecting, which makes the collections and archives of the DHM accessible to them on that level.

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