Object-Based Learning and Well-Being provides the first explicit analysis of the combined learning and well-being benefits of working with material culture and curated collections.
Following on from the widely acclaimed Engaging the Senses, this volume explicitly explores the connection between the value of material culture for both learning and well-being. Bringing together experts and practitioners from eight countries on four continents, the book analyses the significance of curated collections for structured cultural interventions that may bring both educational and well-being benefits. Topics covered include the role of material culture in relation to mental health; sensory impairments; and general student and teacher well-being. Contributors also consider how collections can be employed to positively address questions of identity and belonging relating to marginalisation, colonialism and forced displacement.
Object-Based Learning and Well-Being should be a key first point of reference for academics and students who are engaged in the study of object-based learning, museums, heritage, health and well-being. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners working in higher education, or those working in the cultural, heritage, museums and health sectors.
Thomas Kador is Senior Teaching Fellow on the Arts and Sciences (BASc) Programme at University College London, UK
Helen Chatterjee is professor of Biology at University College London, UK
Helen Chatterjee and Thomas Kador
- Pedagogic Prescription: art and design teaching practice and object-based wellbeing
- Challenging the self in the museum: examining the development of professional identity and professional wellbeing for contrasting cohorts of clinical and public health students
Kwang Meng Cham, Rosalind McDougall and Heather Gaunt
- Inclusive Memory: How to promote social inclusion, wellbeing and critical thinking skills within a museum context
Antonella Poce, Maria Rosaria Re and Fulvia Strano
- Teaching colonial entanglements: indigenous art as a decolonising strategy
Catherine Kevin and Fiona Salmon
- Developing Real Attachments through Virtual Means: examining relations between Cultural Belongings, Digital Connections and Community Well-being
David M. Schaepe, Natasha Lyons, Kate Hennessy, Andy Phillips and Adrienne Chan
- Facilitating student engagement: supporting learning and wellbeing through university museum collections and spaces
Thomas Kador, Linda Thomson and Helen Chatterjee
- Learning and Wellbeing through Objects and Collections in Art Psychotherapy
- The Happy Teacher: a Critical Exploration of the Joys of Object Based Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- Experiential and Object-Based Learning in Nature
- Getting to Grips with Difficult Histories in Medical Museums
- Preserved heritage: Stories and objects for mental health patients
Bart DeNil and Pascal Janssens
- Object-Based Learning Training for Community Leaders