Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Qualicum Beach Museum, 587 Beach Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1K7
Instructor: Chris O’Connor, Learning Specialist, Royal BC Museum
“Harnessing the power of original, real things – that’s what learning in museums is all about.”
– Osborne (2004)
Attention museum and classroom educators! Museums are great places to find objects from the past and explore their stories. These objects can be powerful tools to enhance and expand learning in both museum and classroom settings.
Object based learning (OBL) is a technique that museum, school and community educators can incorporate into their practice in order to build on the themes and principles laid out in the new BC Curriculum. OBL offers rich experiences to learners of all ages and learning styles.
OBL is a unique approach that:
Are you a museum or classroom educator interested in learning more about these techniques, but don’t know where to start? Join us for this day-long learning opportunity offered by the BC Museums Association in partnership with the Qualicum Beach Museum.
In this educational workshop, Chris O’Connor, Learning Specialist from the Royal BC Museum, will present object-based learning strategies and historical thinking concepts that are easy to implement at your community museum or in your classroom. Together, workshop participants will consider ways to use these techniques to redesign educational programming in their museum or classroom. The topic of aligning to BC’s new curriculum will also be explored.
If you are a volunteer or professional working in a museum, or a classroom or community-based educator, this workshop is for you!
$40 for BCMA members; $90 for not-yet-members.