IDENTIFY THE ADVANTAGES OF OBJECT-BASED LEARNING IN CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTEXTS
Object-based learning is an active learning method that uses collections to inspire critical thinking, analysis, and deeper cultural understanding. On this three-week course from Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga, you’ll learn how OBL can enrich learning experiences in culture and heritage contexts and identify strategies to embed effective object-based learning in your setting.
LEARN HOW TO SET UP HANDLING COLLECTIONS AND TOUCH TOURS USING OBL
You’ll begin by examining the concept of object-based learning, thinking critically about how objects can help us learn. You’ll reflect on the benefits of OBL within culture and heritage contexts and learn how handling collections and touch tours can add extra dimensions to your educational provision.
EXPLORE THE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF MĀORI ARTEFACTS
On this course, you’ll delve into the fascinating bicultural context of the taonga Māori, or Māori artefacts. You’ll reflect on what sets taonga Māori apart from other cultural artefacts and the sensitivities and understanding needed when working with such collections. This understanding will help inform OBL activity design and deliver new perspectives on how to approach using Māori artefacts with learners.
ENRICH TEACHING AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CULTURE AND HERITAGE SECTOR
There are several pedagogical approaches that can help enhance OBL design. You’ll investigate each approach in turn and consider how to use them in effective OBL in your setting. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of OBL and plan new strategies for embedding OBL practices in your own context. You’ll be able to identify the unique features of taonga Māori and discuss how to use OBL to enhance the experience of your learners.
WHAT TOPICS WILL YOU COVER?
What object-based learning is
How to build and use handling collections
What is unique about teaching and learning with Taonga Māori
A range of different pedagogical approaches that can enhance object-based learning
WHAT WILL YOU ACHIEVE?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Demonstrate understanding of object-based learning
Reflect on the uniqueness of taonga Māori for teaching and learning
Present ideas for ways to use different pedagogical approaches to enhance object-based learning
Contribute ideas for using handling collections
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for educators working in the culture and heritage sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s also suitable for educators in other parts of the world who are interested in exploring wider cultural contexts within this sector. Learners should have a basic familiarity with the way culture and heritage organisations work and understand basic principles of teaching and learning before taking this course.