Journal article

Optimising learning opportunities for students in complementary classroom and museum settings

N Ziebell, L Suda



The purpose of this project was to create a unique educational experience in order to understand the extent to which excursions can be used to complement and extend classroom-based curricula. The project facilitated a genuine school-museum-university partnership to plan and implement curriculum that supports learning before, during and after museum experiences. A key focus was on developing strategies and designing curriculum that enhanced students' learning of key knowledge and skills through targeted classroom teaching and museum experiences. The findings provide insights into teachers' and learners' perspectives leading to considerations for strengthening collaborative practice. The outco..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project received funding from McCoy Fund, and was approved by the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Museum and the Department for Education and Training.