Publications

Beaumont, L. (2011). The meanings behind their messages: Using the Adult Child Interaction Inventory to support science learning among young children. Hand to Hand – Journal of the Association of Children’s Museums, 25.

Beaumont, L. (2010). Developing the Adult Child Interaction Inventory: A Methodological Study. Unpublished manuscript, The Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA.

Beaumont, F. (2006). Defining mother-child interaction in a Children’s Museum: An in-depth study of the interaction between mothers and their preschool-aged children. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Beaumont, L. (2002). Community museums support school curriculum. In D.B. Hiatt-Michael (Ed.), Promising practices to connect schools with the community (pp. 105-118). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.  

Burrough, L., Beaumont, L. Schaller, D. & Cannon, E. (2003). A rolling evaluation gathers no moss. In D. Bearman & J. Trant (Eds.), Museums and the Web 2003: Selected papers from an international conference (pp. 1159-171). Toronto, Ontario: Archives & Museum Informatics.

Daniels, D. H, Beaumont, L. J., & Doolin, C.A. (2002) Understanding Children: An Interview and Observation Guide for Educators. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Garibay, C., Bailey, E., Beaumont, L, & Klein, C. (2002). Museum-school partnerships: Lessons from the field. Current Trends in Audience Research, 15, 78-83.

Gyllenhaal, E. D., & Beaumont, L. (1999). School teachers as an audience for museum Web sites: A naturalistic study. Current Trends in Audience Research and Evaluation, 12, 74.

Kubarek-Sandor, J. & Beaumont, L. (2011). Shedd Navigators: A Model for Professional Development. ASTC Dimensions, May/June 2011.

 

Presentations

November 2012, Midwest Educational Research Association, Evanston, Illinois. Invited Speaker: “Audience Research in Informal Learning Institutions.”

May 2012, Association of Children’s Museums, Portland, Oregon. Panel presentation: “Measuring Your Mission.”

July 2011, Visitor Studies Association, Chicago Illinois. Panel presentation: “Children as interpreters of their own experience.”

July 2011, Visitor Studies Association, Chicago Illinois. Workshop: “The Adult Child Interaction Inventory: A new Tool for understanding younger audiences.”

May 2011, Association of Children’s Museums, Houston, Texas. Salon: “The Art and Science of Learning.”

November 2010, Illinois Association of Museums, Naperville Illinois: “Evaluation for Museums Big and Small.”

October 2010, Association of Science and Technology Centers, Honolulu, Hawaii: “Learning Together: Children, Adults and Science Exhibits.”

October 2010, Panelist for the “Research on Play” as part of the NSF sponsored Ultimate Block Party held in New York City.

May 2009, Association of Children’s Museums, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “School Relationships 101.”

October 2008, Association of Science and Technology Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Early Childhood Learning on the Exhibit Floor.”

September 2008, Illinois Association of Museums, Elmhurst, Illinois: Workshop: “Evaluation for the Small Museum.”

May 2008, Association of Children’s Museums, Denver, Colorado: Workshop: “Preschoolers, Parents and Educators: Strategies to Support Early Science Learning” A research study (Phase 1) in collaboration with WGBH Boston and the Boston Children’s Museum.”

May 2008, American Association of Museums, Denver, Colorado: Poster Session sponsored by CARE (Committee for Audience Research and Evaluation), “Preschoolers, Parents and Educators (PPE): Strategies to Support Early Science Learning: Phase 1 Research.”