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Pages: 3466-3468
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain


L. Lara

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
I am a piece that caught your attention and managed to captivate you.

I was left suspended in this space where I wait for the curious glances, the comments and warm discussions, but this doesn’t happen very often. Here, the time passes and passes; the visitors go by in a hurry, take notes, or hear some information and diverse comments about me.

Today, many young people came to visit me. I felt their gazes, they were very expressive, very interested that they made me feel alive, important, attractive.

I experienced the sensation of knowing that, in fact, I can still transmit something. What kind of young people were these that I heard commenting?

“It is the first time that I really enjoy a museum.” “I liked it and I enjoyed the visit to the museum.” “I had fun with this visit.” These are some of the comments expressed by students from the eleventh grade while reporting their visit to different museums in Mexico City.

The instruction is this: Only stop to look that which really catches your attention. Go to museum feeling like tourists, thinking that you will be able to visit it only that day, and that you will probably not return to this city and to this museum.

The teaching of History results attainable with the visits to the museums, especially if it comes with a meaningful learning, a trip to appealing spaces.

Mexico City has over 115 museums. It is interesting to know previous experiences to this activity the students have had and to contrast with a different visit.

Museums are visited by students from the first grades. Their experiences are regularly not gratifying. The most common word to describe their visits is: boring.

However, when the students visit a museum letting the real pleasure appears, the experience becomes fun, instructive and gratifying.

To knit experiences, to place what has been observed in a historical context in which the comments can be many, and in which the past comes to life by being referred in a present that now has a referent and a sense. This way, the teaching of History to students from eleventh grade is being modified.
author = {Lara, L.},
title = {I AM PIECE},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {3466-3468}}
AU - L. Lara
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2012
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2012 Proceedings
SP - 3466
EP - 3468
ER -
L. Lara (2012) I AM PIECE, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 3466-3468.