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The use of museum collections as a path to learning for university students is fast becoming a new pedagogy for higher education. Despite a strong tradition of using lectures as a way of delivering the curriculum, the positive benefits of â€˜activeâ€™ and â€˜experiential learningâ€™ are being recognised in universities at both a strategic level and in daily teaching practice. As museum artefacts, specimens and art works are used to evoke, provoke, and challenge studentsâ€™ engagement with their subject, so transformational learning can take place. This unique book presents the first comprehensive exploration of â€˜object-based learningâ€™ as a pedagogy for higher education in a broad context. An international group of authors offer a spectrum of approaches at work in higher education today. They explore contemporary principles and practice of object-based learning in higher education, demonstrating the value of using collections in this context and considering the relationship between academic discipline and object-based learning as a teaching strategy.
Number of Pages: 230
Genre: Art, Language + Art + Disciplines, Education
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: February 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7618