A Risk Worth Taking: Incorporating Visual Culture Into Museum Practices.

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As a museum educator who embraces social education and reflects on the postmodern condition, I found working within a traditional museum context to present challenges. As a result, I conducted an action research project focusing on ways to improve my own practice and affect change based on my engagement with visual culture discourse and the docents I teach. Having chosen action research, I implemented various teaching approaches and collected data over the course of several months. These data collection methods included interviews, museum documents, observational notes, recorded teaching practice, and daily journal entries. Narrative analysis was then used to interpret ... continued below

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Wurtzel, Kate December 2008.

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As a museum educator who embraces social education and reflects on the postmodern condition, I found working within a traditional museum context to present challenges. As a result, I conducted an action research project focusing on ways to improve my own practice and affect change based on my engagement with visual culture discourse and the docents I teach. Having chosen action research, I implemented various teaching approaches and collected data over the course of several months. These data collection methods included interviews, museum documents, observational notes, recorded teaching practice, and daily journal entries. Narrative analysis was then used to interpret the collected data, specifically focusing how participants, including myself, make sense out of our experiences and how we value them.

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Wurtzel, Kate. A Risk Worth Taking: Incorporating Visual Culture Into Museum Practices., thesis, December 2008; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9719/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .