Date(s) - 07/12/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Higgins Museum & Art Gallery
Trainer: Katrina Siliprandi, Freelance Museum Educator, and former Head of Learning, Norfolk Museums Service
This course is ideal for all museum staff, volunteers and trainees who create and deliver formal and informal learning programmes in their museum. The session will explore how putting collections at the heart of your learning programmes can help you connect with your audience and support learning for different groups of visitors.
Through activities, group discussions, presentation, sharing practice and reflection we will explore:
- What is special about learning from objects
- Different ways objects can be used for learning, including handling, exhibition, in role play, as stimulus for creative/literacy work.
- Developing thinking skills, including using taxonomies like Bloom’s, through effective questioning
- How different activities with objects develop different concepts and skills
- Using objects to help make connections with visitors’ knowledge, interests, skills, beliefs, attitudes and experience
- Using collections to develop learning experiences that provide choices, possess multiple entry and exit points, allow for the personal, social and physical dimensions of learning
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the verbal, visual and thinking skills that engaging with objects can help people develop
- Have acquired knowledge and developed their own skills with objects
- Feel more confident about working with collections for educational purposes
- Understand some of the key areas of learning and development that working with museum collections can support for people of different ages and abilities, eg under-fives, school groups, adults
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
Bookings are closed for this event.