Embedding museums in times of change


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An update on what is happening in the formal learning sector and how the Renaissance Learning Team have been adapting their projects to meet the needs of Schools and Museums.

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  • 21st October 2 – 4.30 Customs House, South Shields 21st November 2 – 4.30 Georgian Theatre, Stockton 22nd November 2 – 4.30 Discovery Museum, Blandford Street, Newcastle 28th November 10 – 12.30 Gala Theatre, Durham 28th November 2 – 4.30, Queen’s Hall, Hexham
  • Embedding museums in times of change

    1. 1. Embedding Museums …in Times of Change Renaissance Regional Learning Team Development Day 14 October 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Since 2002 investment has supported a sea change in the way museums able to support formal and informal education providers </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Hub structures ended on 30 June </li></ul><ul><li>Transition year for Renaissance 2011-12 </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Challenges to schools and the cultural sector </li></ul><ul><li>Funding regimes tougher, expectations of schools increased </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace time of change, work collaboratively to embed benefits of museums and their collections within professional practice of teachers, etc. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Embedding Museums for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure museums able to work through change, in partnership with teachers, to ensure the sector can continue to deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on raising aspiration levels through engagement with venues/ collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop networks and resources to ensure c&yp workforce are embedding museum learning within their own practice </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Focus on training, developing and embedding enquiry based and creative thinking approaches to museum learning/education programmes in partnership with staff from those venues.
    6. 6. Bring teachers and museum educator staff together for on site professional development opportunities with the aim of developing meaningful longer term programmes and sustained relationships.
    7. 7. Demonstrate increased attainment of the children and young people involved in those programmes, developing their skills, qualities and knowledge.
    8. 8. Encourage schools to make the most of greater freedoms by embedding those benefits of increased attainment within a local/ community based curriculum , as demonstrated through engagement in cultural programmes.
    9. 9. Develop and sustain this activity by allowing innovative practice to spread through existing clusters and networks , and support the setting up of new ones where gaps emerge.
    10. 10. Work with Initial Teacher Trainees/ NQT’s / community learning professionals to allow them to experience learning outside the classroom/ or traditional sector setting, and support them to utilise museums in future careers.
    11. 11. Partner museums with secondary schools and colleges to offer enrichment opportunities focussing on enquiry and learning skills, which balance theory and practice and allow pupils to showcase skills for employability, pathways into employment and entrepreneurial innovation.
    12. 12. Involve families, the wider community and Local Authorities in the development of intergenerational cultural and creative learning ‘journeys’ in partnership with museums. These opportunities are designed to deliver explicit learning outcomes for adults as well as children (particularly outcomes that include re-engaging parents in helping improve attainment for their children at school).
    13. 13. <ul><li>ELM legacy network </li></ul><ul><li>ARTiculate </li></ul><ul><li>REALM </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Primary Review Network </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Partnerships legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Communication </li></ul>
    14. 14. Creative Response
    15. 15. Creative Response
    16. 16. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead November 2010 Arts Council published a ten year strategic framework, Achieving Great Art for Everyone, including as Goal 5:  ‘Every child and young person should experience the richness of the arts’.   This goal has two priorities: ‘ to improve the delivery of arts opportunities in a more coherent way; and to raise the standard of arts being produced for, with and by children and young people.’
    17. 17. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead Arts Council England is investing in ten organisations across the country (plus four associate organisations) to create a network of Bridge Organisations. “ to make a step change in improving the delivery of arts opportunities for children and young people, acting as a bridge between the arts and education sectors; developing consistency and coherence across an often complex arts and education landscape in order to help more young people, families and communities to benefit from high quality creative and artistic experiences.” (Adapted from ACE Briefing paper, June 2011)
    18. 18. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead <ul><li>The Sage Gateshead will be the Bridge organisation for the North East from April 2012  - March 2015. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision for this role is cooperative and inclusive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TSG intend to work with the widest possible community of colleagues to build on the great standard and range of opportunities already available to children and young people in our region; supporting and facilitating progressive development and improvement. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead Draft aims: C&YP in region have consistent, equitable access to excellent opportunities for sustained engagement with arts and cultural partners NE is recognised as an international centre of excellence in arts and cultural work with, by and for young people
    20. 20. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead <ul><li>Work Streams </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic capacity building (making links to drive up investment) </li></ul><ul><li>Networks and connections </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Mark and Arts Award </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrations and Advocacy </li></ul>
    21. 21. Bridge Building The Sage Gateshead <ul><li>Proposed NE Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Open Federation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Action Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Contracted Delivery Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Core Staff Team </li></ul>
    22. 22. Bridge Building Events The Sage Gateshead <ul><li>21st October 2 – 4.30 Customs House, South Shields </li></ul><ul><li>21st November 2 – 4.30 Georgian Theatre, Stockton </li></ul><ul><li>22nd November 2 – 4.30 Discovery Museum, Newcastle </li></ul><ul><li>28th November 10 – 12.30 Gala Theatre, Durham </li></ul><ul><li>28th November 2 – 4.30, Queen’s Hall, Hexham </li></ul><ul><li>To book a place at one of the Bridge Building events please RSVP to [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>To signal your interest in being kept informed about Bridge Northeast as the programme develops please email [email_address] </li></ul>
    23. 23. Regional Learning Team Segedunum Roman Fort Buddle Street Wallsend NE28 HR Tel: 0191 263 9860 E: hublearning@twmuseums.org.uk