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The Bartlett is providing postgrads with vital graphics skills before they arrive at UCL via the Urban Skills Portal.
Object-based learning training course announced
29 February 2012
A two-part training course is being held in order to highlight the advantages of object-based learning (OBL) and explain how to apply it to different disciplines.
Led by Dr Helen Chatterjee (Biosciences/Museums and Collections) and Dr Rosalind Duhs (UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching), the hands-on sessions will explore how to enrich a course using the hidden treasures of UCL’s Museums and Collections.
Duhs says, “There is a dazzling selection of objects on offer at UCL. This course will enable staff to consider the learning outcomes that can be achieved through using them. It also offers the chance to practise planning and running object-based learning sessions.”
Research has proven that OBL leads students to engage more deeply with their subject while also improving their understanding and enhancing cross-disciplinary and transferable skills.
Additionally, debating the significance of mystery objects in diverse groups is a useful way of helping students to develop as global citizens. Their communication, leadership and problem-solving skills are also built on as they discuss and critically assess the objects they’re working with.
Session one, which is to be held on Thursday April 26th, will focus on experiential learning, while session two, on Monday May 14th, will feature micro-teaching sessions. Both sessions will run from 10am-12pm in the Grant Museum of Zoology.
If you have any queries about the course, please email Moira Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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