Student-Designed/Docent-Aligned Tour (2013 SF)

Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

The Student-Directed Visit at Phoenix Art Museum is a result of collaboration among Museum staff, docents, teachers, and students that empowers students to take ownership of their Museum experience. In this session we will explore the motivation for creating this visit format; the skills required; and outcomes for students, teachers, and docents based on evaluations. The methods for docent training and practice and the benefits and challenges of placing docents in a nontraditional role will also be covered.

Presenters: Kathryn Blake, Education Director and Project Manager for the School Program Research/Revision Grant;Ann Wall, docent (thirteen years)