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Foundation Course: Museum Learning - GEM
The course is intended for those in their first year or so of their museum education career; or for those already working in a different part of the heritage sector but wishing to take up an education position. Since this is a work-based course, it is a requirement that students should be working or volunteering in the heritage sector.
Students will be encouraged to work together and form a self-help group throughout the three months of the course. Each student will have a mentor and will be required to maintain a work-based reflective journal throughout the course. There will be six full days of training and site visits, and students will need to complete work-based assignments.
Each pair of days will comprise a range of seminars, workshops and visits. One day of each pair will be entirely museum-based.
Among the topics to be explored are:
- the contexts for museum learning today;
- the framework for museums and heritage in the UK;
- museum learning theory and practice;
- types of museum learning departments and provision;
- programming for learners from early years to third age;
- community and outreach, diversity and inclusion;
- working with the new curriculum;
- digital learning and social media;
- career development.
The course will run from the beginning of October to the end of December 2014, and the taught/visit days will be 13 & 14 October; 3 & 4 November; and 1 & 2 December 2014.
Please email Dr John Stevenson if you would some more information and details of how to apply.