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Museum Education : Our Approach

“…Museums must now serve the general public, Lay open the almost endless landscapes of the entire globe. As also reflect the close intimate elements that constitute our daily life – And thus become an indispensable part of popular education” – Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay, Freedom Fighter, Activist, Campaigner

Every school undertakes to send children for outdoor learning experiences, and especially at Museums it is never a rare sight to see a line of children walking by the galleries. Something like this:

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Children walking through the museum probably thinking “Why didn’t I just stay home today?”

What is rare, however, is children engaging with collections; even rarer are museum-experiences that children love and connect to. Most of us (educators included) have memories of museum visits that have been boring enough to discourage us from going back! So how do we make museums fun? And how do we ensure that it supports teacher-time in classrooms?

Museum Education & Integrated Learning

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Teacher Training before an ICCL

Integrated Creative and Cultural Learning is a program designed for schools. We work with teachers to create modules which enable students to develop creative and critical thinking,  encourages questioning; promotes independent as well as collaborative learning. Modules are focused on connecting our rich heritage and culture with the History curriculum in schools with integration of English, Mathematics, etc.

This year we are implementing the following modules:

  • Animal Secrets & Stories (Class 3)
  • Indus Valley Civilisation (Class 6)
  • The Golden Age of the Guptas (Class 6)
  • Unlocking our Past (Class 6)
  • The Grandeur of Gandhara (Class 6)
  • The Mughal Empire (Class 7)
  • Towns, Traders & Craftspeople (Class 7)
  • Legacy : Punjab (Class 7)
  • Gandhi, & Our Struggle for Freedom (Class 8)
  • Colours of India (Class 11)

Schools can choose 3-day, 2-day or 1-day sessions for the above mentioned modules.

ICCL workshops promote experiential learning by enabling children to connect curriculum with Museum collections and are designed to develop 21st century learning skills through a project-based approach to learning.

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Learning together through observation and team-work exercises

Past workshops :

  1. American Embassy School, New Delhi
  2. Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh
  3. Vivek High, Chandigarh
  4. Saupins, Chandigarh
  5. St. Anne’s, Chandigarh
  6. Yadavindra Public School, Chandigarh
  7. Govt. Model School, Manimajra
  8. Chitkara International School
  9. Guru Harkishan Public School

 

Why Learn at the Museum?

 

 

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