Professional learning

Professional development

The Museum Education Manager can provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Throughout the year opportunities to attend workshops and specialist lectures and talks related to exhibitions, gallery content or Museum research interest will be advertised.

Some professional learning sessions are designed to help build teachers' content knowledge while others highlight how exhibits can be used to engage students and enrich their learning. All sessions address the Australian Curriculum are embedded with Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) methodologies and meet National Teacher Standards. Certificates of attendance are issued for all sessions.

 Coming Up

A unique professional learning event for South Australian school educators
Presented by the South Australian Museum and Flinders University

Join us for a feast of fossil learning with two world-leading palaeontologists Prof. John Long and Prof. Mike Lee

Where: South Australian Museum
When: 4:30pm 10 April 2018
How to book: Free but bookings essential



Recommended to all educators, TRT and pre-service educators

Discover alternative pivots for STEM thinking and problem solving by using works of art, objects and living things to foster engagement through inquiry based learning. This Professional Development Seminar will involve participants engaging with the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.

WHEN Friday 11 May 2018, 9am–4.30pm

COST $95 educators, $60 pre-service educators



This one-day program will include:

9am Education consultant and advisor from Make Learning Better, Lynne Symons

9.30am Artist Angela Valamanesh

10.15am Morning tea

10.45am Workshop 1

12.15pm Lunch

1.15pm Workshop 2

2.45pm Afternoon tea

3.15pm Workshop 3

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – Aboriginal STEM Explorations

Aboriginal people have an intricate understanding of the Australian environment and a rich knowledge of plants developed over 50 000 years. Join Indigenous Educator and story teller Trent Hill on a journey through the Gardens and its living collections. Trent will highlight how plants have been used for food, hunting, medicinal purposes, tools and ceremonies.

 Art Gallery of South Australia – Works of art as prompts for STEM programs

Katrina Axford, Head of Middle School Transformation at Wirreanda Secondary School, will lead educators through

a project-based workshop which will use works of art as the catalysts for STEM learning and thinking.

 South Australian Museum

Discover alternative ways to develop your students’ critical and creative thinking by using objects in the Museum’s collection. Join educators as you travel through the exhibition spaces, unpacking objects in a bid to harness your students’ problem-solving skills.

• Complimentary Gallery publication for the first 50 educators to register

• Lunch and morning tea provided


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