Professional Enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

TMAG is a respected provider of workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals. These thematically-focused training and information sessions help professionals in the education and community service sectors to make the most of what the museum has to offer, and help to increase engagement with natural and cultural heritage.

Community input is also welcome. Please email any feedback or suggestions about TMAG’s role in educator professional learning to Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.

This year TMAG’s education staff will be hard at work developing the exciting new long term interactive Children’s Exhibition, opening in 2021, so we are offering a focused, highlights Learning Program for terms 1 and 2. Information on programs for terms 3 and 4 will be available in term 2. Any enquiries please get in touch.

To find out more about TMAG's Professional Enrichment sessions, join our Teacher’s E-News mailing list or watch TMAG's website to stay informed.

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Training and Information Sessions

West: Out on the Edge exhibition and TMAG 2020 Teacher Preview

**PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled***


TMAG is inviting educators and pre-service student teachers to drop in to TMAG to visit the new temporary exhibition West: Out on the Edge (on show until 10 May) for an after-hours preview.  You can drop in any time between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. A Department of Education staff member will be at TMAG to discuss the education resource developed by the department especially for this exhibition. Exhibition curator Kirstie Ross will run informal tours at 4:15 pm, 4:45 pm and 5:15 pm. TMAG staff will be present to chat to about the programs and resources on offer to students in 2020.

West: Out on the Edge is a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition that explores how people have shaped Tasmania’s west and, in turn, been shaped by it. The exhibition provides a platform to reflect on the complexities and contradictions of the west, and visitors will leave with a better understanding of Tasmania by experiencing the essential elements that make this unique place tick.

Please note: this preview is open to Tasmanian teachers and pre-service teaching students only.

Date: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Time: Drop in any time between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 (including refreshments)

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Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture
Join TMAG educators and curators for this session which will explore the creativity and resilience of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and culture. Led by TMAG's Aboriginal Learning Facilitators, the session includes a visit to ningina tunapri, TMAG's Aboriginal culture gallery, and Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!, an exhibition that tells the story of Aboriginal people and colonists following the invasion of lutruwita, focusing on the Black War. Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $36 (includes refreshments and materials).  A discounted rate of $26 is available for University of Tasmania education students.


Pre-service Teacher Workshops

In association with the University of Tasmania, TMAG offers pre-service teacher workshops for Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching students in how to get the most from visits to TMAG and TMAG resources. The workshops focus on museum teaching techniques and resources, including hands-on learning with objects. It ensures future school teachers and educators are skilled in making the best use of a school visit to the museum.

For information about existing sessions or to discuss organising a session please contact kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.


Fee-for-Service Whole School PL

Want a professional learning (PL) workshop designed for your whole school's teaching body? TMAG's Centre for Learning and Discovery runs specialised programs by negotiation with schools around a range of themes. A particularly popular one is the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Perspectives Workshop. Specialised tours of galleries and exhibitions are also available. For fee structures, thematic possibilities and availability, please email Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.