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Object-based learning in higher education: The pedagogical power of museums

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Author(s): Helen J. Chatterjee

Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal
ISSN 2071-7229

Volume: 3;
Start page: 179;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Higher education | Object based learning | Pedagogy

ABSTRACT
Following a special conference focused on object-based learning in higher education at University College London (UCL), this paper provides the overview for a series of subsequent papers which explore the value of object-based learning, including the pedagogical framework for museum learning in the university classroom and practice led examples from a range of disciplines. Object-based learning in higher education draws on many of the learning strategies already known to inform students, including active learning and experiential learning; this collection of papers draws together examples of object-based learning pioneered at UCL and seeks to encourage enhanced use of university collections in new, pedagogically powerful, modes.