Professional Development Opportunity

Enhancing student inquiry at the South Australian Maritime Museum

Attention: Teachers of students in Reception to Year 7

***Due to demand a new date has been added – don’t miss out!***

Discover ways to structure learning experiences that enrich student inquiry in and beyond a museum setting.

Work with the South Australian Maritime Museum Educator and engage in a range of authentic, hands on, practical inquiry experiences. These can be used to develop students’ skills, knowledge and understanding, both inside the classroom and in real-world contexts.

Use iPads (provided) to engage with the Leviathan: The Astonishing Science and History of Whales exhibition, and use a variety of forms to respond to inquiry questions. Learn how student responses can be downloaded back at school, used as assessment data and to inform future learning engagement.

Discover the range of learning programs for students that align with the Australian Curriculum: HASS and Science.

Explore and implement a range of strategies and learning engagements that can be used in your classroom to challenge student thinking.

Cruise the Port River onboard our historic police vessel, the Archie Badenoch and discover how key questions and concepts can be used to give students a focus for their learning.


Connections with TfEL and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are made throughout the day:

1.2   Understand how students learn

2.1   Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

3.2   Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.4   Select and use resources

6.2   Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Date:                Thursday 19 April 2018 **Fully Booked**

New Date:      Thursday 26 April 2018

Time:               9:30am to 4pm

Cost:                $25 (includes morning tea)

Where:            South Australian Maritime Museum, 119 Lipson Street

                          Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

These programs for schools have been developed through a partnership between DECD Outreach Education and the South Australian Maritime Museum. Outreach Education is a team of seconded teachers base in public organisations.

To make a booking please phone our friendly staff on 8207 6255 or follow the link

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