Abstract

This study examined the types of learning experiences leading to the development of expertise. A qualitative research approach was employed with twelve participants from a purposeful sampling of four historically themed museums. Analysis revealed learning experiences leading to expertise development included formal training and continuing education and informal and incidental learning.

Keywords

Expertise, museums, adult learning

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The Role of Learning Experiences in the Development of Expertise

This study examined the types of learning experiences leading to the development of expertise. A qualitative research approach was employed with twelve participants from a purposeful sampling of four historically themed museums. Analysis revealed learning experiences leading to expertise development included formal training and continuing education and informal and incidental learning.