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Helping teachers to inspire learning

The National Museum of Australia provides professional development programs for new and established teachers. These hands-on sessions explore pedagogical approaches and practical techniques to engage students with historical content and develop their skills.

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All sessions support the teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences and promote discussion, analysis and high-level learning experiences. Sessions are delivered at the Museum in Canberra or online via videoconferencing.

We offer programs on Australian history content areas including Primary History, Indigenous Culture and History and more.

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Feature programs

Primary History

Develop skills and techniques for history teaching in the primary classroom. Discover how objects and images can be used as entry points into historical content. Explore techniques to develop empathy and create more engaging learning experiences, come away with a wealth of teaching ideas and curriculum-relevant content for use in your classroom.

Indigenous Culture and History

Discover concrete methods of teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, using both tactile and digital primary sources. Explore practical approaches for teaching complex histories through dialogue and object handling. Discover online resources and practical strategies for introducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in primary and secondary classrooms.

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