An event from Cultural Institute at Kings College London
Date: 07/12/2023 – 07/12/2023
This event builds on the publication of a report on My primary school is at the museum (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schoolsinmuseums), a project led by Kings College London which tested the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for children and their families if a significant portion of their nursery, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 education takes place in a museum or gallery not to mention benefits for the cultural organisations themselves.
The forum is aimed at museum and gallery learning and education staff, UK school teachers and education specialists and will feature:
Keynotes including David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales
Panel discussions with: museums and schools involved in the project (National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Tate Liverpool, the Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, South Shields and their local schools St Thomas Community Primary School, Life Bank Nursery at Kensington Childrens Centre, and Hadrian Primary School); Kate Measures, Heritage Insider Ltd, who conducted the project evaluation; academic advisors Dr Heather King and Dr Jennifer DeWitt, School of Education, Communication & Society at Kings.
Facilitators including Wendy James, concept initiator and architect with experience of creating learning spaces in museums
Workshops on a variety of key issues, including: Practical next steps for developing closer museum-school relationships in your region; the feasibility of permanent museum-school co-location
Networking opportunities with other learning and education professionals
Some subsidised places will be available upon application. If you would like to apply for a subsidised place please contact Dr Rachel Scott (email@example.com) giving a brief outline of why you/your organisation should be considered.
More on the LEAN website:
Early Years section – The Rainbow Collective