Collaborative exchanges with museums to engage humanities and education students in experiential learning and citizenship
|Grant (ex GST):||$219,000|
|Program:||Innovation & Development|
|Project Discipline:||EDUCATION - Curriculum and Education Studies, SOCIETY AND CULTURE - Studies in Human Society|
|Project Keywords:||identity, Authentic learning, Civic engagement, Collaboration, Digital media, Experiential learning, Museum, Practice based learning exchange|
Partner InstitutionsCharles Sturt University, Chifley Home and Education Centre, Deakin University, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Immigration Museum - Museum Victoria, Queensland University of Technology, Redland Museum
Project TeamProfessor Maureen Ryan (Project Leader), Dr Effy George, Associate Professor Anne Hicking-Hudson, Ms Tania Mauri, Dr Donna Matthewson Mitchell, Ms Jan Molloy, Ms Karen Charman
Museums are underutilised learning spaces by universities in Australia. Practice-based learning exchanges with museums, such as the Humanities and Education programs at Victoria University (VU) and Deakin University, have the potential to foster the acquisition of cross-disciplinary skills, including personal attributes such as citizenship through civic engagement. This project will create a national resource which promotes and enables Higher Education (HE) collaboration with partner museums, by providing pedagogical support for curriculum renewal in pre-service education, social science and humanities course programs. The project will distil the principles into a framework for effective collaboration with museums, and produce guides and a digital resource that, with ongoing support, will enable the embedding of the new curricula into two new institutional sites (Queensland University of Technology, Charles Sturt University) which will trial the resources. Feedback will be analysed and used to inform a refined, final version of the pedagogical resources.
The information on this project's page was updated 11 September, 2011.