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From Coke Bottles to Mole Traps: Designing Undergraduate Collections Based Research

The Education Study Room, V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL
30 January 2008 15:30-17:00

Please note : this Seminar was previously postponed from 21st November 2007.... 
From  Coke Bottles to Mole Traps: Designing Undergraduate Collections Based Research
by Rhianned Smith, University of Reading

Rhianedd Smith is the Undergraduate Learning Officer at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading. Her post is funded by the CETL for Applied Undergraduate Research Skills and is aimed at developing undergraduate research with the University’s collections. Rhianedd has previously worked as a museum learning officer and applies museum learning theory and practice to designing collections based teaching for undergraduates. In this talk she will suggest that student use of collections is not simply a question of ‘adding objects’ to Higher Education. Through reference to the project at MERL Rhianedd will show how the integration of museum learning theory with the pedagogy of student-centred learning can create a unique educational context for undergraduate research. 
To register for this event, please e:mail  Debbie Hickmott,  DesignCETL Administrator on

Registration is essential as your name will be left with V&A Security to ensure entry to the Seminar.

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Debbie Hickmott
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