Learning with the Lowe: Encouraging Dialogue and Discussion Among Students Using Art Objects (2020 Faculty Showcase)
From Gemma Henderson
This session draws on CREATE grant funded work between a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the curator of education at the Lowe Art Museum. In this session, we will model how we have fostered dialogue and discussion among university students in support of interdisciplinary, content area learning through two approaches: Visual Thinking Strategies and Object-based Learning. This interactive session will guide attendees through the process of discussion and dialogue based on art objects from the Lowe’s collection: After modeling this approach, hear video feedback from the students in the course demonstrating their success in making connections between art objects and their content areas: music, psychology, English, science, and film studies. Session attendees will receive digital resources and lesson plan suggestions for using Object-based, and Visual Thinking Strategies approaches to support dialogue and discussion in their own classes. The session will close with a time for questions and answers.