Transactional to Transformational: Young people and Museum Design
Pauline Fitzgerald ( State Library of NSW)
Susan Groundwater-Smith ( University of Sydney)
Lynda Kelly ( Australian Museum )
For us, engagement with young people means consulting with them and responding actively to their ideas and perceptions.
Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools
and enhancing the notion of evidence based practice;
an interactive community of practice using appropriate technologies
a broader professional knowledge base with respect to educational practice;
the building of research capability within their own and each other’s schools and related institutions through teacher and student involvement in the research processes
methodologies which are appropriate to practitioner enquiry as a means of transforming professional learning
In concert with the Australian Museum
As We See It: Improving Learning at the Museum
Climate Change Kids College
E- Kids College
Climate Change: Our Future Our Choice
Pre-event survey asking a parent, a sibling, a friend
‘ When you hear the words climate change what words, thoughts, images spring to mind?’
Voting for an exhibition title
Visiting a Museum scientist in their workspace to learn about their area of research
Creating a two minute news story
Write a postcard to a politician and a message to the Museum
The Australian Museum
From the students…
Everything you are doing is great. I think that the world leaders game was a really good idea and it will intrigue people in the Museum. The key to help climate change is education and this is what the Museum is doing. Keep up the good ideas and work.
Great job!!! It was really cool to meet one of the scientists and go and see where everyone works and what they do. The new climate change exhibition will be a success. We all like interactive things.
From a teacher…
‘ The kids were very proud to have been involved in the day. They came back with self esteem brimming. I printed the photo for the kids and just gave it to them. The smiles were amazing. T was still laughing at the awesome day she had. It was such a privilege for these kids to be involved in such a review; they would never have had this opportunity in their local high school.
Pacific cultures exhibition
What stories should we tell?
Which objects from our collection should we include?
How can we link our collection to a contemporary context?
My message to the Museum…
SUP! MUSEUM PPLS!! I like fun & learning just do what you think is fun & educational.
Show actual objects. Show traditional costumes, food, items. Have a poly-festival or day and invite Polynesians from everywhere. Have cultural performances and hand-on activities.
Thanks for coming to our school & wanting our opinion & ideas! Yay!
To the Australian Museum could you make sure that you have a lot of items to show (e.g. a lot of pictures) and don’t forget to invite us?
Friends of the coalition Australian Museum Taronga Zoo State Library of NSW
‘ The whole thing I thoroughly enjoyed! I love all of it and getting the chance to have my say. If I had to choose a favourite part of it all I would definitely say being taken on a tour of the Museum and just being able to state my opinion with meaning.’