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Classes should be held in museums: first lady

Classes should be held in museums: first lady

Taipei, April 6 (CNA) First lady Chow Mei-ching said Tuesday that museums can be used for learning and suggested that schools should conduct some of their classes in museums.
According to Chow, most students in Taiwan go to museums to "watch" history and many even go just for the purpose of collecting entrance stamps to satisfy their schools' requirements.
Museums or artistic exhibition organizers, meanwhile, focus their attention on attendance, while few teachers bother to integrate museum learning sessions into their curricula, she said.
In a blog article in the magazine Education, Parenting, Family and Lifestyle published Tuesday, Chow noted that she accompanied the Cloud Gate Dance Theater on a North American tour at the invitation of the ensemble's founder Lin Hwai-min between late January and early February this year.
During that period, Chow said, she got the chance to visit several museums in the United States and Canada and found that the "classes moving into the museum" initiative has allowed numerous students and teachers there to use museums, considered "repositories of knowledge, " not only for learning but also for inspiring creativity and enjoyment.
"The students not only `watch' the artifacts displayed, but also `read' them and study them," Chow said.
(By Garfie Lee and Deborah Kuo)




Updated : 2021-04-15 07:09 GMT+08:00