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ERIC Number: EJ1148199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Agile Objects
German, Senta; Harris, Jim
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n3 p248-257 2017
In this article, the authors argue that the art-historical canon, however it is construed, has little relevance to the selection of objects for museum-based teaching. Their contention is that all objects are fundamentally agile and capable of interrogation from any number of disciplinary standpoints, and that the canon of museum education, therefore, consists in the entire contents of the museum. The article seeks to define the quality of agility in objects and discusses the selection of materials for teaching on that basis. In order to sustain the development of object-based learning in university museums, the authors argue that it is necessary to train a cohort of teachers able to use objects imaginatively and well, and they outline a training course for faculty, "Agile Objects," aimed at equipping them to do so.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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