Date(s) - 17/02/2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Learning From Objects
with a focus on archaeology
Trainer: Katrina Siliprandi (Freelance Museum Educator, and former Head of Learning, Norfolk Museums Service)
This session will look at learning activities for all ages using museum objects, with a focus on archaeological collections. Through activities, group discussions, presentation, sharing practice and reflection the course 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
Please note: this session is not part of the main SHARE calendar, and has been organised and funded by St Edmundsbury Heritage Services as part of their HLF project. A limited number of places have been kindly offered to SHARE Museums East, and we are pleased to be able to offer these out to the wider museum community.
This event is fully booked.