Title

Learning through Objects: Development of the UWO Medical Artifact Collection as a Teaching and Research Resource

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Journal

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

Volume

23

First Page

219

Last Page

240

Abstract

In 2004, the authors redeveloped the UWO Medical Artifact Collection as a teaching and research resource. Students enjoy learning through objects and gain new historical inquiry skills and insights in working with artifacts as primary sources. This paper also discusses collections management issues and object research.

En 2004, les auteurs de ce texte ont réaménagé la collection d'artefacts médicaux de l'Université de Western Ontario en un seul centre d'enseignement et de recherche. Les étudiants ont maintenant le loisir d'apprendre en voyant et en manipulant les artefacts. Ce texte aborde aussi diverses questions reliées à la gestion et au développement des collections.

Notes

Dr. Michelle Hamilton is currently a faculty member at The University of Western Ontario.