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 These hands-on sessions explore pedagogical approaches and practical techniques to engage students with historical content and develop their skills.

We now offer professional learning courses online as well. Scroll down for upcoming dates. All our courses are accredited with TQI and NESA.

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.

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Three hours of 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.

Digital professional learning

Delivered via Zoom
Cost: $20

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Upcoming dates

Digital professional learning takes place over two 90-minute sessions.
Wednesday 14 October and 21 October 2020, 3.30–5pm (3 hours total)
Monday 2 November and 9 November 2020, 3.30–5pm (3 hours total)
Wednesday 25 November and 2 December 2020, 3.30–5pm (3 hours total)

We can also accommodate staff groups from individual schools.

TQI 2020 ACT Accredited Program

Logo featuring a waratah above the text "NSW Government". Completing Teaching Indigenous History and Culture will contribute three hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) registered professional development addressing 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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