Book Review: Teaching in the Art Museum

Rika Burnham, Elliot Kai-Kee, Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience. J. Paul Getty Museum; 1st Edition edition (April 19, 2011) Reviewed by Anita Nikkanen, former Departmental Teaching Fellow of Classics and Comparative Literature Teaching in the Art Museum is, as the name makes plain, a book about teaching and learning with and about the art objects…

Great Teaching, Great Power

What is great teaching? As learners, we know it when we see it. Sometimes it confronts us immediately and sometimes it takes years to become apparent, but eventually the gift of great teaching makes itself known. I know it in the flashes of ‘ah hah!’ or the echoes of insistent questions still prompting me years…

Quote of the Day

Teaching and learning are correlative and corresponding processes, as much so as selling and buying.  One might as well say he has sold when no one has bought, as to say that he has taught when no one has learned.  And in the educational transaction, the initiative lies with the learner even more than in commerce…