Museum Pedagogy – Status, Objectives, Practical Features

Constantin Cucoş

The purpose of our present paper is to create an inventory of the specific characteristics and virtues of museum pedagogy, by underlining the status of this topic in the context of educational sciences, by insisting on the importance of the objectives of the mentioned discipline, on the main topics which raise questions and also on its contribution concerning the maximization of the educational dimension. A museum should be understood not only as a formative environment – in itself or in connection to school – but also as a way of didactic cognition and reinterpretation of reality.

CONSTANTIN CUCOŞ – PhD, Professor, Department of Teacher Training, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi. E-mail:

museum pedagogy, museum education, museum values, formal education, informal education

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