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Using keyworkers to deliver lifelong learning

Using keyworkers to deliver lifelong learning

Gray, David ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 and Chadwick, Alan (2001) Using keyworkers to deliver lifelong learning. International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 3 (2). pp. 427-441. ISSN 0020-8566 (Print), 1573-0638 (Online) (doi:

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This article describes a major study of the activities of keyworkers (mediators between museums and their public) within the context of museums' contribution to lifelong learning and to overcoming cultural exclusion. Field studies were undertaken in the UK, Ireland and Sweden based upon live projects with keyworkers who were subsequently interviewed about their roles, professional development needs and attitudes. In the UK, the Victoria and Albert museum's keyworkers comprised youth workers, in Sweden they were traffic wardens and taxi drivers, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art worked with a group of elderly adults. From these studies the research was able to articulate key recommendations for developing museum policy on keyworkers to enhance adult learning in and through museums.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional development; Field study; Lifelong Learn; Elderly adults; Adult learning
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 15:47

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