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Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom

The Museum of Modern Art via Coursera


Explore how to integrate works of art into your classroom with inquiry-based teaching methods used by museum educators.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Inquiry | Why Engage in Inquiry Around Art?
    • Welcome to Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom. This course will introduce ways to integrate works of art into your classroom by using inquiry-based teaching methods commonly used in museum settings. This course is designed to give you the tools to create meaningful object-based learning activities that can be integrated into a wide variety of curricula. The strategies this course covers emphasize literacy and critical thinking skills across disciplines.
  • Module 2: Close Looking and Open-Ended Inquiry
    • In this module you will explore different ways to facilitate close looking with your students by engaging in open-ended, inquiry-based conversation around works of art.
  • Module 3: Art, Inquiry, and Social Emotional Learning
    • In this module, we will explore how art and Social Emotional Learning can deepen students’ attention, self-awareness, as well as their awareness of others.
  • Module 4: Activities as Inquiry
    • This module focuses on activities as a mode of inquiry. In this module you’ll explore how to use three kinds of activities in your classroom to effectively promote an exchange of ideas with students.
  • Module 5: Putting it all Together | Making Connections Across Curriculum
    • In this module you will consider ways to incorporate inquiry about a work of art into your classroom and make connections to different subject areas including Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Science.

Taught by

Lisa Mazzola


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