Kirsten presented, as invited speaker, Wow: the power of objects in object-based learning and research at the Objects Matter: Design Education and Learning through Objects in the Museum, Design Museum, London. This event was organised by CHEAD, the Design History Society and the Design Museum.
‘The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in design education, museum learning, design history, contextual studies, and design pedagogy to explore the ways in which objects can be employed as important tools for learning and teaching design and contextual studies in Higher and Further Education. Through a series of talks and a round-table discussion, the workshop will explore ideas, as well as provide opportunities for practical knowledge-sharing and skills development for tutors.’ https://designmuseum.org/whats-on/talks-courses-and-workshops/objects-matter
Kirsten discussed object-based learning and the use of objects as powerful pedagogic and research tools. Her presentation refered to her published work on object-based learning (for example, ‘Wow: The power of objects in object-based learning and teaching’ a report commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2015 for their ‘Innovative Pedagogies’ series (file:///C:/Users/KHardie/Downloads/kirsten_hardie_final%20(24).pdf); and her book chapter ‘Engaging learners through engaging designs that enrich and energise learning and teaching’ in Chatterjee, H. and Hannan, L. (eds.). (2015) Engaging the senses: object-based learning in higher education. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 21-42.