InterpScan.ca

the national website of Interpretation Canada

Links to Online Resources

 


Tilden’s Principles of Interpretation 

Freeman Tilden’s classic book Interpreting our Heritage is still an inspiration as well as a practical toolbox. Find out more at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_interpretation


Some interpreters read the book every spring, cover to cover:


Tilden, F. (1957) Interpreting our Heritage. University of North Carolina Press, North Carolina ISBN 0807840165

Links to Resources Around the World

Scroll down to find on-line handbooks, standards, articles, organizations and more!

Heritage Interpreter National Occupational Standards

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
http://www.emerit.ca

Register, find your way to on-line learning, order, and check back later under My Orders to download a pdf version (they also offer an online course and certification).

Journal of Interpretation Research

Abstracts available for recent issues and full articles available for issues more than two years old.
http://www.interpnet.com/NAI/NAI/Home/nai/HomePage/TempHome.aspx?hkey=29975430-93dd-4e10-ae58-4f8939c8c3a6

A Sense of Place; An interpretive planning handbook
http://www.jamescarter.cc/files/place.PDF

2001, Scottish Interpretation Network, ed. James Carter. [PDF, 3.7Mb]

Museum Education Monitor

Current research, journal articles and much more, plus interesting articles.
http://www.mccastle.com

Articles of Interest

Downloadable articles by Dr. Sam HamJohn Veverka or from the Association of Heritage Interpretation (UK).



Other Canadian Organizations

https://interpretiveguides.org/ - Interpretive Guides Association (Canadian Mountain Parks)
http://http://www.aqip.ca/ - L'Association Québécoise d'Interprétation du Patrimoine
http://caza.ca/ - Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
http://eecom.org/ - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

http://www.cpaws.org/ - Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
http://www.chin.gc.ca/ - Canadian Heritage Information Network


http://www.chta.ca - Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association

Canadian Museum Associations: NationalBritish ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntario,QuebecNew BrunswickPrince Edward IslandNova ScotiaNewfoundland and LabradorYukonNunavut.

Other National Organizations

Newer ones near top:
http://www.innz.net.nz/ - Interpretation Network New Zealand
http://www.interpret-europe.net/ - Interpret Europe
http://www.interpchina.com - Interpret China

http://www.interpnet.com/ - National Association of Interpretation (US)
http://www.ahi.org.uk/ - Association for Heritage Interpretation (UK)
https://www.interpretationaustralia.asn.au/ - Interpretation Australia
https://interpretscotland.org.uk/ - The Scottish Interpretation Network
http://aam-us.org/ - American Association of Museums
http://www.aore.org/ - Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
https://naaee.org/ - North American Association for Environmental Education
http://www.museumlearning.org/ - Museum Learning Collaborative
http://www.discovernw.org/index.htm - Northwest Interpretive Association
http://www.natctr.org/ - Association of Nature Center Administrators
http://www.anpr.org/ - Association of National Park Rangers
https://www2.epa.gov/education - Environmental Education Department of the US EPA
http://www.alhfam.org/ - The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

Learning About Learning

Current approaches in education are always changing. Former national chair Lisa McIntosh has provided some of her favorite references here.

Informal Education
http://www.infed.org

Constructivism for Museums
https://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi-archive/resources/constructivistlearning.html

Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC) 

A good searchable resource 
https://eric.ed.gov/

Judging Excellence in Exhibitions 
http://www.msu.edu/~dillenbu/EJ/home.html