Working with the Curriculum

The question, ‘How can I use objects in my teaching’ is one we have heard from faculty members in every corner of the university and we have always encouraged our colleagues to work with us to answer it.

In any university seeking to expand the use of its collections as a learning resource, however, there will be parts of the curriculum that will lend themselves more readily to teaching with objects than others.

We have worked with over twenty different academic departments to develop new curricula and to support the addition of object teaching to existing courses from English Literature to Psychiatry and from Mathematics to Classics.

We can help identify the areas of existing curricula where object teaching can most readily be employed, and work with faculty who wish to devise their own object-led classes:  from individual, stand-alone sessions to whole new units either within their own departments or as part of interdisciplinary collaborations.