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The role of museums, collections, and objects in supporting higher education student mental well-being and quality of learning

Kador, Thomas; Chatterjee, Helen; Thomson, Linda; (2020) The role of museums, collections, and objects in supporting higher education student mental well-being and quality of learning. In: Kador, Thomas and Chatterjee, Helen, (eds.) Object-Based Learning and Well-Being. Routledge: Abingdon, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the potential role of museums and cultural collections in facilitating student well-being. In order to investigate the potential relationship between object engagement and student well-being, several groups of students undertaking modules that involved engaging with museum objects were asked to participate in an anonymous online survey. The UCL students who participated in the survey seemed to recognise the need to cope more effectively with stress manifested in the fact that over three-quarters of respondents thought that well-being activities should be incorporated into taught modules, with 30% of them proposing extra curricula relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Workshops and visits also enhance student engagement and interest, though to a slightly lesser extent than that of well-being. The fact that object-based learning activities, especially when performed outside the regular classroom environment, such as in a museum or collection space, appear to meet the expressed needs of the students is encouraging.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The role of museums, collections, and objects in supporting higher education student mental well-being and quality of learning
ISBN-13: 9780429425868
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9780429425868
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429425868
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Arts and Sciences (BASc)
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10159948
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