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Historical Collections in Teaching: Welcome

This guide suggests ways to combine Object-Based Learning (OBL) teaching philosophies with Federation University Historical Collections to create engaging learning activities.

Federation University Australia Historical Collection Samples

Using this Guide

This guide is for teaching staff looking to incorporate objects from the Federation University Historical Collections within their lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, or lab classes.

Working with objects increases student engagement, promotes deep learning, and encourages creative thinking

Object-Based Learning is a teaching approach designed to maximise the effectiveness of teaching with objects.

This guide contains:

  • Practical advice on how to search and access Federation University Historical Collections
  • A primer on Object-Based Learning
  • Examples of Object-Based Learning and historical collections implemented by other universities
  • Object-Based Learning academic literature