We welcome and encourage faculty and teaching fellows at Yale and other colleges and universities to incorporate sessions at the Gallery into their courses. All course visits must be registered in advance.
The museum supports teaching across a wide range of disciplines, departments, and programs at Yale and beyond. Faculty often work with Gallery curators and educators to draw out content connections, as well as to develop strategies for strengthening critical skills and thinking dispositions. Class visits build community among students and introduce them to the Gallery as a vibrant resource.
Benefits of Object-Based Teaching and Learning Methods
Engaging with art objects can stretch students to think in new and creative ways about subject matter introduced in the classroom. A well-chosen work of art can offer a common point of entry into a complex topic or can provide a concrete example with which to explore or apply abstract concepts. Gallery visits are conducive to innovative pedagogical approaches that engage students across their multiple intelligences and can train them to be analytical observers, agile thinkers, and empathetic individuals.
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