Object-based learning

The Library's Special Collections and Archives plus the many University museum collections can transform your curriculum and engage students with your discipline in new ways through Object-Based Learning (OBL).

Object-Based Learning:

  • Draws on the pedagogies of experiential and active learning, through of hands-on learning experiences
  • Deepens engagement with the subject matter
  • Enhances students' analytical skills, lateral thinking and group/team work

OBL forms are an integral part of a growing number of disciplines including medicine, history, literature, museum studies and ancient world studies.

Speak with colleagues in Special Collections and Archives to discuss your subject, and how you can incorporate the use of the University's special cultural collections into your teaching.

Visit the Library’s new online OBL showcase, “Teaching with unique collections” for more information.

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