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Here are details of  an Online Intensive Teaching and Learning course being offered by Frances Thapen of Targeted Curriculum Solutions.

The course is run entirely online, providing a supportive environment for all members as they work and train together. Elements of the training include:

  • An online forum, hosting live training sessions, learning resources and discussion threads.
  • Integrated learning, members will apply what they learn online to their work and then reflect and feedback to the group.
  • All elements of teaching and learning are covered over 4 weeks of training.
  • Activities each week to aid implementation of learning.

As well as the four weeks of learning members will be enrolled into the Exceptional Museum Educators’ Club to maintain contact and support with like-minded professionals once the training is complete.

Due to the nature of this course it is ideal for museum educators who work in small departments or isolated locations, where training days can be disruptive to their daily schedule.

The course is being  course at £200 for any bookings taken during February. Don’t miss out!

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The Children in Museums Award has been established by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums to recognise internationally excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector. Applications are welcomed from children’s museums and from learning departments in museums and science museums, both long-established and recently opened.

The Jury is looking especially for the creative use of exhibitions and programmes with an innovative interpretative approach, which should be meaningful to the relevant age-group.  The Jury will expect proof and examples of your innovative approach and aesthetic qualities,, open-ended learning programme, excellence that can be acknowledged by children.

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2015.

For further background information, see the websites: www.hands-on-international.net and www.europeanmuseumacademy.eu.

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