Book - Wonderful Things: Learning with Museum Objects
As Wonderful Things vividly demonstrates, learning by engaging with objects can be a powerful experience. Whether you're an educator, interpreter, curator, designer, gallery explainer or simply intrigued by this method of teaching, there will be rewarding material in this book for you.
What's in the book? After an exploration of the process of learning from objects, the book puts these principles into practice, in the form of over 50 easy-to-set-up games, designed to facilitate creative interaction with objects. Although in themselves straightforward, many of the games can have surprisingly powerful and stimulating results and each game has been tested, used and refined in practice many times.
All the games are ideal for use in classroom or museum settings, and most are easily adapted for use with all educational ages, from 5-18. However, some can also be used successfully with adults; and the more complex, drama-based games have been used in psychotherapeutic work and with older people for reminiscence.
Wonderful Things will be of value to a wide range of specialist staff - including educators, outreach staff, interpreters, designers, curators, gallery "explainers", guides and volunteers - in museums, galleries, science centres, historic houses and sites and zoos.
For a limited time only, a special launch offer is available: * Save over 10% on the published price * Receive an immediate copy of the Digital Edition to read (on any device) and print * Receive your copy of the paperback edition on 30 March