GEM’s next Foundation Course “Museum Learning” is taking place in Manchester this spring and London this autumn. The course dates for Manchester are: 25/26 April, 23/24 May & 20/21 June 2016. For London they are 3/4 October, 7/8 November and 5/6 December 2016.
GEM’s foundation course is intended for those in their first year or so of their museum education career, or for those working in a different part of the heritage sector but wishing to take up an education position. Since it is a work-based course, it is a requirement that applicants should be working or volunteering in the heritage sector.
Participants are encouraged to work together and form a self-help group throughout the three months of the course. Each person is assigned a mentor and is required to maintain a work-based reflective journal. There are six full days of seminars, workshops and site visits over a three-month period, and participants then complete a work-based assignment, which should be completed by the end of the next month after the course finishes. Participants will receive a certificate of satisfactory completion at a celebratory event two months after the end of the course.
The following elements will be covered on the course:
- The context for museum learning today
- Museum learning theory
- Methods of using museum collections and historic sites for learning
- Best practice approaches to museum learning
- Programming for different audiences
- Careers and continuing professional development
For further information, and to book your place, please see here.