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Experiences outside the classroom

Year levels
Tertiary students, Primary and secondary teacher trainees
Book as a class during term time, or join our open sessions on the last Thursday of the month
Museum learning centre and associate gallery
$10 per person

The 'Experiences outside of the classroom' programme takes the unknown out of a visit to Auckland Museum. It provides professional development on how to make the most of experiences outside of the classroom to enhance student learning and help student teachers and beginner teachers understand about what Auckland Museum can provide to support Primary, Intermediate and Secondary teaching.

Teachers attending these sessions will:

  • Gain an overview of the programmes that Auckland Museum offers to support learning (This can be tailored to link to a specific focus i.e. Science, History, Māori, Pacific, year level.
  • Have the opportunity to ask specific questions, engage in discussion and gain confidence around content
  • Learn about possible inquiry threads
  • Understand how experiences outside the classroom can be linked to the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Learn what to expect when arriving the museum, procedures, policies and facilities.
  • Discuss how to organise and make use of parental help while at the museum.
  • Understand what an education session looks like at the museum, how collection links are made and how hands on experiences with objects are used as a narrative for learning.
  • Experience relevant galleries with an educator and make connections to a particular inquiry topic
  • Discover what other relevant onsite learning opportunities the Museum provides which could be incorporated into a visit
  • See what other unique resources the Museum can provide to support students learning pre and post visit

Booking information

Who's this for?

This programme is open to tertiary students in training or beginner teachers. Book as a class or alternatively, join our open sessions which occur once the last Thursday of every month (4 – 5.30pm during school term time).

This programme costs $10 per student. Payment is required at time of booking by Visa or MasterCard. A $3 fee is charged per transaction. We can accommodate up to 25, with a minimum of 10 for group bookings.

Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now.

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