Object-Based Teaching and Learning

RISD Museum

How can close examination of objects support learning? What strategies can be used to engage students in extended observations and conversations that support critical thinking, as well as subject areas ranging from archaeology to history to medicine to fine art? This stimulating introductory session demonstrates ways in which objects can serve as primary sources in the university classroom. Participants will look closely at a selected work in the galleries, participate in a guided discussion, and consider contextual connections with museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02), adjunct assistant professor in Public Humanities at Brown. Participants will then reflect together on how the strategies and museum resources can be used in the classroom.