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Helping teachers to inspire learning

Museum education students learning at the National Museum
Object handling – museum education graduate students learning about learning

On occasion, we provide programs in which K–12 and pre-service teachers can:

  • learn about the Museum's education programs
  • experience some of the activities
  • discuss curriculum links
  • explore galleries
  • preview exhibitions

If you'd like to discuss a custom program, you are welcome to contact the Learning Services section.

One good way to keep up with programs we offer is to subscribe to our blog. See below for the latest posts related to professional learning.

From the Museum Education blog

A spirited preview

by Cath on 03 Sep 2014

Readers are invited to a special preview of our next exhibition, 'Spirited: Australia's horse story'. If you will attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 9 September.

Engage and learn, on-site and online

by Cath on 16 Dec 2013

A briefing on favourable changes to the National Museum's website.

On logistics and creativity – family programs Part II

by Kellie on 10 Dec 2013

A background in logistics helps Kellie run a tight Discovery Space. Here she comments on the creative side of her work in coordinating our school holiday programs.

Shifting head space – family programs Part I

by Amanda C on 19 Nov 2013

In the first of two posts from our Family Learning Services team-of-two, Amanda describes the challenge and rewards of her recent shift, from working with school groups to working with families.

Teaching and learning about the environment

by David on 31 Oct 2013

A major new part of the Museum's website provides inspiration and resources for teaching about the Australian environment and sustainability.