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Learning to Love ‘Boring’ Objects through Slow Looking

LEARNING TO LOVE 'BORING' OBJECTS THROUGH SLOW LOOKING In today’s solo episode, I’m talking about ways to work with objects that you might find 'boring' or uninspiring. I’m sharing how we can use slow looking to learn to love objects that we might otherwise overlook or reject. And how we can get our visitors and participants excited by these types of objects too. INTRODUCTION I had a chat recently with a fellow educator about how we can work with objects that we don’t instantly feel attracted to, objects

How to Teach with Objects with Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe

HOW TO TEACH WITH OBJECTS WITH JO-ANNE SUNDERLAND BOWE INTRODUCTION  This week on the podcast: I’m delighted to be talking to Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe. Jo-Anne is director of Heritec Limited, a UK-based heritage education consultancy which works on European collaborative projects. Jo-Anne has a keen interest in object-based learning and creative and critical thinking. in today’s chat we talk about the values that drive her work and her passion for object-based learning and teaching. We talk about what object-based learning means and dive into the processes around it - collective thinking, collaborative action, inquiry dialogue and the acts

Learning to Love ‘Boring’ Objects

As museum and tour guides, we want participants on our tours to look closely at objects. However, research has shown that the average time spent viewing artworks or objects is generally short. We also know that every museum has its superstar objects and that some objects get far more attention than others. So, how can we get visitors interested in these less popular but still fascinating objects? How can we engage them with ones that may seem a little 'boring' or 'mundane' at first glance? We use objects on guided tours with people of all ages to create connections to