Chapter 19. Living in a Learning Society

Museums and Free-choice Learning

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. John H. Falk,
  2. Lynn D. Dierking and
  3. Marianna Adams

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch19

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Falk, J. H., Dierking, L. D. and Adams, M. (2006) Living in a Learning Society, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836



  • museums;
  • educational research;
  • educational theory;
  • behaviorist approaches;
  • learning innovation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Changes in Perceptions of Learning

  • Toward a Usable Model for Understanding Learning from Museums

  • Changes in Museum Learning Research

  • Developing a Responsive Methodology

  • Museums in the Twenty-first Century