In the guest editor introduction, Making the Case for Transforming Training, Jennifer DePrizio argues that we need to rethink our training practices for gallery guides. She asks us to align the training we oversee with adults to match with the demands of our changing audiences and evolving educational approaches.
This Reader Guide encourages museum educators to take an inventory of their institution’s current training practices and then place this audit side by side with the program’s aspirations and goals. Every docent or guide program embraces a different mix of traditional and progressive practice; this worksheet asks you to reflect on your own training profile. Taking time to assess what you do now, and to consider what you might do differently will in itself influence your program.