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Konstantina Tallou corresponding author

Abstract

The present work supports the possibility of connecting exhibits of the Museum of Ali Pasha on the island of Ioannina with the Natural Sciences through an educational scenario in the light of the Theory of Activity and the SciEPIMGI design framework. In this way the educational programs designed for Museums of general interest gain added value by supporting the cooperation of formal and non-formal education. The script was designed during the training program of the University of Ioannina and was implemented in November 2021 by students of the Kindergarten of Ioannina. Through selected exhibits of the Museum, bridges with themes were detected from the Curriculum for Natural Sciences in the Kindergarten, focusing specifically on the theme "water". Theoretically, it is based on the approach of Hein's constructivism, Gardner's multiple intelligences and the active participation of Simon's student, with particular emphasis on the student's individual peculiarities regarding the ways of perceiving reality and the personal meanings he forms. The Museum-pedagogical activities that are designed apply a variety of methodologies such as students' oral expression, visual creations, hidden treasure game, writing, experimentation, creating connections, problem solving, interpretation and expression of crises, etc. Special emphasis was given to of students' senses and in experiential and exploratory learning. The museum space was utilized as a constructed environment for learning and application of museum-pedagogical methods and as an invisible educational framework that allows effective learning processes, mobilizes curiosity, evokes emotions and impressions.

Keywords
museum and natural sciences, socio-cultural Theory of Activity, design framework

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Tallou, K. (2022). Museum and Kindergarten: STEM connections between exhibits and science. Advances in Mobile Learning Educational Research, 2(2), 333-340. https://doi.org/10.25082/AMLER.2022.02.003

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