The Museum’s Role in Next-Generation Learning

Design-ProcessSTEMAre you interested in current trends in education and how they will change the design of learning spaces, the way students access content and show what they know, and how educators will connect with others and grow their practice? We are, too!

In September 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Education Department received a grant from IMLS to spend two years collaborating with educators, students, and a national panel of experts to investigate the question: What is the unique role of art museums in supporting tomorrow’s learners in North Carolina and beyond?

To answer this question, the project team will experiment with a STEM-based[1] and art-infused design process to first identify questions, challenges, needs, or gaps among key audiences and within the existing research and literature, and then, based on those findings, plan, prototype, and refine a scalable menu of collection-based programs and resources designed to deepen learning across the disciplines for prekindergarten to college students and teachers.

We and our Collaborative Planning Team will keep you up to date with our findings as we move through the design process, and we’ll keep you informed of opportunities to be involved with discussions and experiences connected to the grant.

[1] STEM is an acronym for the fields of study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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