Learning, Teaching and Curating:

Situated Digital Experience in Museums

A free course during the 2020 Coronavirus global contingency

  • Registration is now closed. In the event that a second group is opened, it will be informed. 
  • The course will be conducted in English.

  • The course is eligible for remuneration (‘Gmul Hishtalmut’) by the Department of Professional Development for Teaching Personnel.

  • The course is approved and supervised by the Israeli Ministry of Education. Graduates will be awarded a “Confirmation of Studies”.

  • This is not a MOOC. As so, the number of participants is limited so hurry and sign up! Free registration ends on 03.04.2020.

  • The course is synchronic but will have an accompanying Moodle™ website.

Museums are the repository of our cultural heritage and thus should become destinations to explore and learn scientific, historic and artistic themes. Students can feel and sense valuable artefacts and handmade objects that shape their lives. The main question is: How do we encourage our visitors to satisfy their curiosity in the museum?

Experimental methods and their didactics are the core of this online course. We will see how all museums and heritage sites can be used as places of learning with the UNESCO Best Mobile Practice innovative technology –  the Wandering Platform. 

The course will begin on April 5 and will include seven synchronized meetings that will take place via the ZOOM™ platform.

Seven 60minute sessions​ during the month of April​.
45 minutes for the presentation and explanation followed by 15 to 30 minutes for peer conversation.

​Start ​16:00 ILS, 14:00 GMT (your IP local time here

S​essions:

  • 05.04.2020
  • 08.04.2020
  • ​12.04.2020
  • 15.04.2020
  • 19.04.2020
  • 21.04.2020
  • 23.04.2020

Each participant will create an interactive experience on the Wandering Platform.

The Wandering was awarded as UNESCOs best Mobile Learning Practice in 2019.

Participants will be able to make use and enjoy the site with their students and their communities.

Talila Yehiel graduated from the Ceramic Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art. She also holds a Master’s degree from the History of Art Department at Tel Aviv University. She has extensive experience in teaching pupils at all levels as well as in mentoring teachers.

Her academic background, which integrates the material world, the creative process, and the world of research, furnishes her with tools that afford profound insight and a rich diversity of working strategies.

Ms Yehiel has been involved in the creation of special tailor-made sites for museum visits, a project called “Learning Based on Location – thewandering”. She has tried it out on various groups of students and adults. Wandering around an exhibition hall by means of this site gets people involved and encourages them to interact with the exhibits. 

Ms Yehiel has used her mobile platform all over the country with science teachers and high-school English teachers as well as with students, and has taught them how to create their own “thewandering” sites.​​​