Research becomes visible and tangible with Object Based Learning
Object Based Learning makes research visible and tangible in the school by allowing objects to be the connecting factor in:
- place (inside and outside the school)
- time (past, present and future)
- and space (in subject rooms and a separate room/making room or display case (closet) where objects or parts of objects are placed)
Why does this bike here (all alone)?
What could you tell about the person who owns this bike?
What parts does a bicycle actually consist of?
When was the first bicycle made? By who?
And where does the word 'bicycle' come from?
How did cyclists become during the first and WWII started?
Do you have a bike? What kind of bicycles are there?
Do you know what a decoy bike is? What are the pros and cons of a bicycle?
What should the bicycle of the future be able to do?
Will the bicycle still be used as a means of transport in 50 years' time?
Objects are fascinating storytellers.
You can learn a lot from objects.
They not only tell their own story, but also provide insight into the time in which they are used, the people who use them and how and for what purpose they are used. to become.
Objects help us trace clues left behind by previous generations in order to be able to
discover how things have changed in the present and how this may affect the future.
" It is usually the origin of the new what our mind seeks in the past" - Johan Huizinga -
Source: Museum of Ethnology, Leiden
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WORKING WITH OBJECT-WISE LESSON MATERIAL
Research questions on maps for objects: visible & tangible
Object wise connects research skills museum and heritage objects using an extensive map set. The research questions include various fields of expertise.
Step 1: it accurate analyze of the object, the object in are context and the story behind the object.
Step 2: answering the research question from different perspectives/fields.
What's happening inside you
brain when you listen to music?
Does music belong to everyone?
Is the emotional experience
of music universal?
Sample cards from the theme: Music
On the end serve all pupils that on have worked on the same research question their gained knowledge
of each other at parts and a formulate an answer to the research question.
Easy to use and applicable for teachers
Since the objects and research questions linked are at various disciplines be able to she at Always deployed
to become inside the lessons without Which there additional time at preparation need at to become spent: as inspiration to open a lesson or to grab the attention to interrupt or finish the lesson.
Objectwijs also has instructional videos available for the students.
This makes the for teachers comfortable applicable, available at any time in class and possible for students to work independently.
Make research tangible in a crafting place with objects
Once you have experienced how objects add value to your lessons, for the students and the school, you may want to give them a permanent place in your school. Makers of Tomorrow likes to think along how objects literally a visible and tangible place in can get school.
Read here an example of a brainstorming session between Makers of Tomorrow, teachers and students in the lower secondary school HAVO/VWO about objects and Objectwise in an Interactive Technology Classroom in the VO: https://www.analyticalpha.nl/interactive-ict-classroom/