CONNECTING LEARNING: WORKING WITH MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES TO DEEPEN ARTS AND HUMANITIES LEARNING

EDU5CLA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Museums and galleries are public learning spaces for everyone. These cultural organisations have ongoing and deep relationships with education as they provide rich learning experiences both to extend classroom learning as well as outside the classroom. At these sites we are invited to connect to history and ideas that stimulate curiosity through objects, collections and exhibitions. The focus in this subject is on understanding how museums and galleries and their education programs stimulate learning opportunities for primary students and support ongoing professional development for teachers. Exploration is made into the multiple reasons for engaging with galleries and museums and how they can influence learning while investigating the complexities of access to resources that support discipline areas and integrated curriculum practices.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNarelle Lemon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interact with museums and galleries in the capacity as a teacher while reflecting upon how their practice impacts learning

Activities:
Introduction to cultural studies

02. Work outside of the classroom to engage student learning.

Activities:
Role of educators in museums and galleries

03. Access resources both onsite and digital to build professional strategies and pedagogy.

Activities:
Becoming familiar with online resources of museums and galleries

04. Modify integration and inquiry models of curriculum to address learning outcomes connected to areas of arts, humanities, literacy, numeracy, science, and technology influenced by current curriculum documents.

Activities:
Inquiry curriculum and resources that can be accessed across sites to support Australian Curriculum

05. Compare multimodal literacies in the context of a museum and gallery to examine the relationship between objects, exhibitions and reading the stories while making connections and interpretations.

Activities:
Site visits to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks (equivalence to online tours of museums and galleries)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 22-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Lemon

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 25 - 25
One 2.5 days lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exploring Identity: IDENTITY; YOURS, MINE, OURS exhibition (Immigration Museum) (1500 words or equi)25 01, 03, 05
Making Professional Connections (1500 words or equivalent)25 01, 03, 05
Resource Development (4000 words or equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05