Project Based Learning for Docents: A Framework of Teaching for Understanding (2019 Washington DC)

National Gallery of Art

A two-year project-based education curriculum for new docents, inspired by Harvard Project Zero’s Teaching for Understanding framework poses two questions: How can docents actively learn, understand and retain art history content in support of their learning? How can learning experiences model what we hope will happen on our school tours? We will explore how docent mastery of the process in turn provides opportunities for students also to work collaboratively and develop personal agency while engaging with works of art.

Presenters: Nancy Deck, Liz Diament, Deirdre Palmer