We have an exciting opportunity at Providence Children’s Museum to learn
more about how kids and their caregivers are thinking about play and
learning in our museums and test methods of making their learning more
visible. We are seeking a museum professional with visitor studies or
other relevant research experience to play an important role in this
project (2-year, full time position). We would be grateful if you would
pass this information on to qualified candidates. Detailed position
description here <http://www.childrenmuseum.org/jobResearcher.asp>.
Providence Children’s Museum and the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown
University are partnering on an NSF-funded project investigating ways
children develop scientific thinking skills and parents’ understanding
of their children’s learning processes. The goals of the project are to
develop communication tools to increase museum visitors’ awareness of
the learning that occurs through children’s play and to advance
understanding of children’s scientific reasoning.
We are seeking a Project Researcher tolead front-end and formative
evaluation of tools intended to make children’s learning visible as they
play and explore in the museum and assist in research on the development
of scientific reasoning.