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Museum work with gifted schoolchildren: Geology olympiad in the Czech Republic



Type Article in Periodical (without peer review)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Museums have much to offer to the schools; the extension of normal teaching mainly consists in the possibility of object learning, in which the museums find no serious rival due to their extensive collections. They also can offer a greater support to schoolchildren who are gifted in disciplines represented in museums. Museums thus play an important role in the field of object learning due to their collection items, and this fact must be shown in a transparent view. A narrower cooperation of museums and schools in the Czech Republic, which goes beyond the scope of usual museum education programmes for schoolchildren, is now successfully realised, for example in the form of the Geology Olympiad. It is a subject competition for primary and secondary schoolchildren, testing their knowledge in geological disciplines.