26 September 2023

Museums showcase learning from home

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Museums Victoria has launched a digital education program on its new online portal Museum at Home to support students learning away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Experience and Engagement at Museums Victoria, Linda Sproul said the program was curriculum-aligned and the museums were was committed to helping teachers, students and families as they navigated unchartered territory.

Ms Sproul said the program would be delivered by two education streams, Museum at Home Learning and Museum at Home Play, which explored a weekly museum theme throughout the term with content related to science, humanities and STEM (Science technology, environment and mathematics).

Museum at Home Learning is a weekly rich learning education program developed by the Museums Victoria education team,” Ms Sproul said.

“Every week curriculum-linked resources will be shared online to assist teachers and engage students with a range of educational activities for kinder, primary school and high school students,” she said.

Museum at Home Play features fun play-based leaning activities developed by Scienceworks and Melbourne Museum to inspire families and kids.”

Ms Sproul said families could also enjoy weekly creative hands-on learning with project ideas, fun facts and videos inspired by Museum Victoria’s collections and exhibitions.

She said IMAX would also make a number of giant screen documentaries available via complimentary remote access for students and educators to align with the existing Victorian STEM curriculum.

Information about Museums Victoria’s education program can be accessed at this PS News link.

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