The Journal of Folklore and Education Vol. 3 Highlights Intersections: Folklore and Museum Education
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
The Journal of Folklore and Education is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access K-16 journal published annually by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. Local Learning links folk culture specialists and educators around the world, advocating for inclusion of folk and traditional arts and culture in education. JFE believes that "local learning"--the traditional knowledge and processes of learning that are grounded in community life--is of critical importance to the effective education of students and to the vigor of our communities and society.
JFE publishes work representing ethnographic approaches that tap the knowledge and life experience of students, their families, community members, and educators in K-12, college, museum, and community education. As a digital publication, JFE provides a forum for interdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to community-based teaching, learning, and cultural stewardship. It is found at www.locallearningnetwork.org.
The 2016 Journal of Folklore and Education issue is dedicated to exploring the intersection of folklore and museum education. This theme creates an opportunity to think deeply about museums in multiple contexts. Submissions include best practices for museum strategies for learning and engagement that connect meaningfully with communities, preparing students to visit museums, critical reflections on visual literacy and object-centered lessons, curating exhibits in the classroom, and other applications including student worksheets. A special section highlights five state folk arts programs housed at university museums.