Museum Studies Peer Editing Workshop with the collection objects in the Burton D. Morgan Gallery, February 23, 2012.
Student learning styles vary widely, from the aural and/or visual, to reading, writing and the kinesthetic. The College of Wooster Art Museum is an excellent on-campus teaching resource where Wooster faculty can explore a variety of options for using the museum as a site for active learning. Possibilities include bringing classes for a facilitated tour, requesting permanent collection materials for class use, developing an exhibition as part of a class, or participating as co-curators.
In addition to being uniquely equipped to move between disparate disciplines, utilizing the museum in teaching “. . . encourages the development of critical thinking and visual literacy by actively connecting art to all kinds of human experience within a social and historical context.” (Excerpt from the museum's mission statement.)
The Academic Art Museum: A Teaching Resource for Faculty
—Hank Kreuzman, Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement/Philosophy
—Susan Clayton, Psychology
—Amber Garcia, Psychology/Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
—Matthew Mariola, Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology
To use permanent collection materials in a class, call or email Kitty McManus Zurko, Director/Curator, or Doug McGlumphy, Preparator, and describe what you are interested in and your preferred dates or time frame. They will search the collections, provide suggestions, and facilitate your class visit in the galleries.
To arrange a facilitated class tour, call or email the museum staff to make arrangements. If you would like to have a class meet in the galleries without a tour, please let us know in case there is another scheduled class meeting at the same time. Also, museum staff facilitated tours are provided outside of the museum’s posted hours.
This type of teaching support is usually planned at least a year in advance, and range from the selection and presentation of an exhibition that supports a theme or class, to course-integrated writing and student-curated projects. If you have an idea for a project or don't know where or how to start the process, contact Kitty to discuss your ideas.
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