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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 These hands-on sessions explore pedagogical approaches and practical techniques to engage students with historical content and develop their skills.

Want to build confidence in teaching complex aspects of Australian history?

Attend our accredited professional development program to explore content of the Australian Curriculum and cross-curriculum priorities.

Three women sitting at a table inspecting stone tools and a woven bag.

3 hours TQI accredited professional development

Learn new ways of teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures through interrogation and analysis of objects and digital primary sources.

Object handling and inquiry learning create entry points for students to explore the narratives of history, allowing them to engage with new concepts and multiple perspectives.

Experience how the power of objects can demonstrate the commonalities between diverse peoples and provide a bridge to understanding.

Experiment with classroom techniques and strategies that empower students and deepen connectivity and relevance.

Cost and bookings
Cost: $30 per participant (pay on day)
To book email

All sessions held onsite at the National Museum of Australia.

Upcoming dates
Thursday 5 and 12 March 2020, 4–5.30pm (both days BOOKED OUT)
Thursday 26 March and 2 April 2020, 4–5.30pm (both days BOOKED OUT)
Wednesday 15 April,  9.30am–12.30pm

We can also accommodate staff groups from individual schools.

Teacher Quality Institute

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We also offer a variety of other programs on Australian Curriculum content areas. For more information please email

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