Rajagiri Round Table: Educating India- Listening to Innovative Teachers-76th Rajagiri Round Table  |  Cover Story: A New Era of Instructional Design  |  Best Practices: Continental Hospitals Set up a Super Specialty Clinic in IIT Hyderabad  |  Science Innovations: New cancer treatment developed by MIT  |  Leadership Instincts: Disappearance of Women researchers in Authorship during Pandemic  |  Technology Inceptions: MIT developed a New Successor for Mini Cheetah Robot  |  Science Innovations: IISc team develops novel computational model to predict ‘change blindness’  |  Science Innovations: Immune System Responds Better to Vaccination in Morning Hours  |  Teacher Insights: Training in Childhood Education, New Pedagogy Enabled Innovation in Teaching  |  International Policy: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021  |  Leadership Instincts: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021  |  Health Monitor: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  Parent Interventions: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  Science Innovations: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  International Edu News: TutorComp- a new platform for online tutoring in UAE.  |  
October 03, 2021 Sunday 02:44:01 PM IST

Visit to Museums, Art Galleries by Pre-Schoolers Aid Cognitive Development

A study by University of Macquarie has shown that visits by pre-school children to museums and galleries from a very young age help in their cognitive development. Neuroscience too is revealing how much brain development occurs in the first three years of life, according to Amanda Palmer, Early Learning Coordinator at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) who along with Dr Clare Britt, Honorary, Lecturer at Macquarie's School of Education authored a book titled Art and Wonder: Young Children and Contemporary Art. It is a 233 pages documents that shares the experiences of children, families, teachers, artist educators and the research team at Art and Wonder project.   “Even really young children under two, on their very first visit, were able to pick up on the complex cultural protocols of being in the gallery – the white lines that protect the work from the viewer, and knowing that some works can be touched and some can’t,” she says.

Source:  Macquarie University

Comments