Terminological quandaries with the term »museum pedagogy«
Dr. Zdenko Kodelja and dr. Lidija Tavčar

Summary:  The main topics of this article are some terminological problems with the term »museum pedagogy«, which has been used in Slovenia for more than two decades. This term is problematic for at least two reasons. Firstly, because it includes educational work with both children and adults in museums and galleries, but at the same time it does not take into consideration a crucial change which took place with the establishment of Andragogy as a specifi c educational science. The second reason why the term »museum pedagogy« is problematic is that it leads to the wrong conclusion that Museum Pedagogy is a specific educational science or discipline, although actually it is not.

Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies is
published with support of Slovenian Research Agency.