We offer opportunities to attend workshops and specialist lectures and talks related to exhibitions, gallery content or Museum research throughout the year.
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.
A unique professional learning event for educators Presented by the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden and Art Gallery of South Australia
Empowering educators: curiosity and discovery
Wednesday 3 July 2019 9am-4pm Ticketed – book here
Discover alternative strategies 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 session will be held in conjunction with the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.
Recommended to all educators, TRT and pre-service educators
Located at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden and Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum – Yurtu Ardla: An exhibition that carves more than wood
Dr Jared Thomas, Nukunu person and the William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture at the South Australian Museum, will introduce and discuss his exhibition Yurtu Ardla and lead into a focus on the tools, technologies and processes highlighted in the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery. Jared will contextualize the objects on display in the exhibition and gallery to help support teaching and learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures including the new elaborations in the science curriculum.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens – Weaving with the Southern Elders Weaving Group
Join Aunty Janice and Aunty Lorna from the Southern Elders Weavers Group for a fun and interactive Basket Weaving workshop. Learn traditional techniques of weaving with the opportunity to create baskets and other woven objects using raffia and other plant materials. Weaving workshops are also a great way to yarn and learn about Aboriginal culture with aunties who are very skilled in sharing their craft.
Art Gallery of South Australia - How to make a mark
Examine works of art that address storytelling, tools and technology and participate in a workshop to discover alternative strategies for developing critical and creative thinking skills. Explore the Gallery in more detail and use works of art as prompts for design thinking and problem solving.
Key curriculum areas:
Learning areas: Science and Visual Arts
General capabilities: intercultural understanding; critical and creative thinking; literacy
Cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.