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In “Practice First: Flipped Training for Gallery Education,” an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Museum Education, author Andrew Palamara shares how his side job as a high school soccer coach, where practice on the field rather than viewing player tapes was most effective in making players proficient, inspired him to “flip” the learning model for training new docents at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM). His approach focused on making the practices of gallery teaching the main emphasis of in-class training sessions, with online webinars providing instruction in the museum’s discipline and gallery content. The following Reader Guide, developed in conjunction with the author, is offered to help foster reflection and conversation about the potential impact of such an approach at your museum.
You can download the guide here.