At the Manchester Museum, students are engaged in knowledge creation through to knowledge exchange, all based around collections. Museum staff deliver distinctive forms of teaching on biodiversity and environmental change, object-based learning and creative learning, Museum collections and exhibitions form the basis of lectures, student projects, tutorials or self-led tours, Collections are supplemented by online films, smartphone apps and an augmented reality ‘field trip’. PhD students deliver educational sessions for schools as part of A-level study days. Students, including volunteers and students on placements, assist with curatorial activities and with public events, gaining both subject specialist and transferrable skills.
Manchester Museum knowledge creation