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Monday, May 2 • 2:35pm - 3:35pm
Rethinking Quiet: How Do We Help All Learners Engage in Museums in Ways That Are Most Comfortable for Them?

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As reflective practitioners we continually ask ourselves if the experiences we are designing truly are inclusive. This session focuses on introversion-extroversion as a starting point for considering the learning styles of all visitors. Starting with research by scholars and authors such as Katherine Schultz in her book “Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices”, work by psychologist Adam Grant, and information in Susan Cain’s bestselling book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, among other relevant research in the fields of education and museum learning, we will open a discussion about how we can use our knowledge about best practices in the field, combined with this research, to better engage all visitors. 


Jennifer Kalter

Jennifer Kalter is Associate Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art overseeing programs and materials for families. Before joining the Met she was Director of Education at the Museum of Biblical Art; Manager of Adult Programs at the Jewish Museum; Director of Education... Read More →

Monica Marino

Monica Marino is a museum educator with over ten years of experience teaching people of all ages in museums, and training future museum professionals. Over the last ten years Monica has worked in the education departments at the Brooklyn Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 2:35pm - 3:35pm EDT
Gilder Lehrman Hall 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016