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Tuesday, August 14 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Critical Thinking, Empathy and Awe: How art museum gallery teaching can be integrated with maker education

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Art museums have lagged behind science and children’s museums in engaging with maker education, perhaps in large part due to their foundational commitment to hands-on artmaking. And yet, what might be some affordances of taking a maker education approach in an art museum? Using three areas of pedagogical focus at the Minneapolis Institute of Art as a starting point - Critical Thinking, Empathy and Awe - I will explore how these lenses may enhance making practices. For example, the role observation could play, the idea of empathizing with makers/users of objects of the past, using objects to spark curiosity about process (how was this made? How could I learn to do that too?), and identity (am I a maker? Artist? Designer? What excites me about this role?).

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Alice Anderson

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts


Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
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