The Australian Curriculum in Your Museum
Dec03

The Australian Curriculum in Your Museum

It was ‘roll up your sleeves’ for workshop participants at Bankfoot House, Sunshine Coast, as they learnt how to create engaging education programs for their museums.   Cath Gordon from Education Creations and myself teamed up to develop and present a workshop where attendees got to test out their skills in developing activities relevant for their own museums.   The workshop included the latest Australian curriculum...

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Digital Storytelling Learning Excursions for your museum
Aug26

Digital Storytelling Learning Excursions for your museum

A one-day workshop about creating Digital Storytelling excursions for you museums.  Digital Storytelling Learning engages students with the stories and artefacts in your museum through the creative challenge of creating a short 3-5 minute movie while at your museum.  These excursions enable school students to come to your museum, armed with their iPads and create digital stories which they showcase at the end of the day. These...

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Decomposing Inquiry
May07

Decomposing Inquiry

What a great way to engage students.  This Youtube clip, Decomposition lab by Amy Park shows year four students investigating changes as their chosen piece of fruit decomposes over a 2.5 week period.  Its great to see the students so engaged, and learning so many great inquiry skills.  Even parents can participate. What lessons can museums, or history classes glean from the process here? What activity could you investigate over a...

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Mystery Boxes
May07

Mystery Boxes

Have a watch of this video – Science Museum’s Mystery Boxes Its a great experiment for students to try and figure out what is inside the mystery boxes.  A great process too for investigation and discussion – low tech – just post-it nots and worksheets. What ways could this process be applied to non science museums – how might you run this? What objects might you use? Great ending – I won’t...

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Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean
Nov05

Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean

Take One Project at the Ashmolean Museum Museum School Collaboration: this Youtube clip featuring the Take One project at the Ashmolean Museum shows the results of the collaboration between the Ashmolean museum and schools.  You don’t need to be a large museum to do this though.  The idea of the take-one project is to feature  one museum object.  Teachers were invited in to the museum to select which object was to be the...

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Small Museum Education Programs for schools
Oct25

Small Museum Education Programs for schools

We offer a range of reasonably priced half day workshops, specifically designed for the needs of Small Museums.  These workshops are deigned to assist museum volunteers to put together their own engaging museum education programs for schools.  They are an ideal way to bring your museum volunteers together to collaborate on creating great education programs. Half day workshops are , conducted at your museum.  Extra charges may apply...

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