Summary - TST 44

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TST 44

Ramón MÉNDEZ ANDRÉS

The museum educates. Methodology for the diagnosis of the relationship between schools and railway museums

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Key Words: Heritage education, Museum, School, Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid.


[ Abstract ]

School groups visit railway museums continuosly. However, it has not issued an investigation that allows to know how the relation between school and museums are. This work presents a study developed to diagnose the educational reality of the Railway Museum of Madrid, with the purpose o give solutions to the problem. In this paper it is explained and presented the work focus, the instruments and the activities developed during the investigation, taking into account the facilities, problems and alternatives discovered during the process.

The final objective is to promote a common and viable investigation model to resume the investigation about school groups visits and therefore, to know better the educational reality of the museums in general and, in particular, the relationship between schools and railway museums.