Led by Rebecca Brown and Jen Thum
Images and objects are valuable tools for teachers: they illustrate arguments, give tangible expression to ideas, and provide a means to engage with concepts in new and novel ways. But how can they be integrated most effectively in class? How can we teach students to “read” them carefully and critically? In this seminar we will explore and practice strategies for encouraging analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and observational skills through engagement with the Harvard Art Museums’ collections. By the end of this seminar, you will have created a catalog of images and objects related to your discipline to use in your teaching, and an assignment focused on enhancing students' observational and analytical skills using visual materials. This seminar is designed for new and experienced TFs from all disciplines and requires no prior experience of teaching with images or objects.
Please note: Seminar times listed are in Eastern Time (US).