Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is passionate about connecting children with plants and the natural world! We have a full-time experienced and qualified educator at the Botanic Gardens, who develops and delivers our education program, offering a variety of inquiry-based learning programs from preschool to senior secondary.

Multiple learning experiences are available for students at the Adelaide Botanic Garden with programs also available at both Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens.

Contact: Schools Education Manager, Aaron Harrison

Hackney Road, Adelaide

T: 8222 9311

E: dewbgschools@sa.gov.au

W: https://www.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/education

All the buzz about our Aussie bees!

Did you know that Australia has around 2,000 native bees?  Many of these would be buzzing around your garden or school without you even noticing!  Come and learn about the difference between honey bees and Australian bees and why bees are of such importance globally.  The workshop will also explore how to encourage native bees to your school or home garden and build a bee hotel.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden, Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Facilitator: Botanic Gardens Education team

Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Learning areas: Science, HASS: Geography, Technologies: Design & Technologies

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Cross–curriculum priorities: Sustainability

Themes: Plant Biology, life cycle of plants, features and adaptations of living things, food chains and food webs, plant-animal interactions

Bring comfortable shoes, a hat, water, pens or tablets to take notes and/or photos.

Where science meets conservation and education

A behind-the-scenes look at the South Australia Seed Conservation Centre labs and facilities with Michael Yeo.  Participants will learn about the important work undertaken by the centre’s scientists to collect, research and bank our local plant seeds, many of which are listed as threatened or endangered. The workshop will explore scientific concepts such as seed structure, dispersal and conditions required for germination, plant recruitment, symbiotic relationships and plant biodiversity.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet at Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Facilitator: Michael Yeo

Suitability: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: Science, HASS: History, Geography

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability

Cross –curriculum priorities: Sustainability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Themes: Plant and seed conservation in South Australia, seed dispersal and conditions for germination, impact of European settlement in South Australia.

SA Water @ Adelaide Botanic Garden

SA Water is committed to continued investment in the South Australian community and offers a range of free services for schools.

Contact: Community Engagement

250 Victoria Square, Adelaide

T: 7424 2223

E: brainwave@sawater.com.au

W: https://www.sawater.com.au/community-and-environment/schools

Water, waste and sustainability

Gain more confidence and take away activities to teach all things water and wastewater. Learn about where water comes from and how we treat it, the biology and chemistry behind wastewater treatment and the sustainability of our treatment plants using renewable energy sources and innovative energy storage systems. Be able to share how the water and wastewater industries improve environmental outcomes and increase liveability for the whole community.

SA Water is a diversified STEM industry we have real life, working examples of STEM in action. Crunch some data from our Smart Water meter portals and then taste the difference between waters sourced from across the state. Our free workshops and tours will also be showcased.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where:  Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet at Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Facilitator: SA Water Community Engagement Officer

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: Science, HASS: Geography

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking                                               

Cross-curriculum Priorities: Sustainability

Themes: Water purification, wastewater treatment, renewable energies, sustainability

Adelaide Botanic High School

Adelaide Botanic High School showcases the best of public education and 21 Century learning, catering for the learning needs of all students through its extensive curriculum offerings. Grounded in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), local partnerships and research, our future leaders will also be agile, cooperative, flexible and imaginative. This is why at Adelaide Botanic High School, our unique environment is explicitly designed to nurture these qualities.

Surrounded by leafy green spaces, Botanic Gardens and the vibrant Adelaide Zoo, our students will become a vital part of a broader hub of universities, businesses, the Museum, State Library and performing arts facilities. From this exhilarating vantage point they will unlock the inspiration to view tomorrow as limitless, electrifying and immediate.

Learning opportunities at Adelaide Botanic High School began with Years 8 and 9 in term 1, 2019.

Contact: Bronte Nicholls, Assistant Principal – Curriculum Innovation and Community Partnerships

Address: Frome Road, Adelaide

T: 8214 7700

E: DL.1919.info@schools.sa.edu.au

W: https://abhs.sa.edu.au/

Adelaide Botanic High School tour

Adelaide Botanic High School is the first truly vertical school in South Australia. The design features the completely refurbished Reid building which will have 6 learning levels plus a basement and open-planned plaza space at ground level. This building is linked by a glass atrium to a brand new 7 storey building also with a basement and rooftop terrace.

Learning spaces have been designed to cater for a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to learning which mirrors what students can expect when they enter tertiary study or the modern workplace. The tours include our state of the art science, design and technology laboratories, food technology kitchen, maker spaces, library and research centre, performing arts theatre and rooftop space.

Duration: 60 minutes

Where:  Adelaide Botanic High School, Frome Road, Adelaide, near corner of Victoria Drive

Facilitators: Teaching staff

Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre’s learning program, centrED provides exciting and comprehensive experiences for teachers and students to engage with and access performing and visual arts learning experiences in South Australia’s premier performing arts centre.

The program provides opportunities for art-making and responding, linking curriculum to performances, artists and festivals through workshops, professional learning, careers programs, school matinees and long-form programs like Class of Cabaret. centrED has a focus on equity and is committed to providing access to quality arts experiences for all South Australian students and teachers. Limited transport subsidies are available to equity and regional schools.

Contact: centrED Education Coordinator, Creative Programs, Ruth Weldon

Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, Adelaide SA 5000

P: 8216 8861

E: centrED@AdelaideFestivalCentre.com.au

W: https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/learning/

Behind the scenes tour

Join us as we peek inside the theatres and corridors that are usually off limits to the public. Hear the stories and histories of South Australia’s iconic heart of the arts. Discover the roles of the people that bring performances to the stage and learn about our theatres and exhibition spaces.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where Meet at Festival Theatre Foyer
Facilitator: centrED Tour Guide

Suitability: Primary and Secondary  

Learning Areas: The Arts, HASS: History, Work Studies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social Capability

Carclew @ Adelaide Festival Centre

Carclew’s mission is to embed creativity in communities, schools and careers. As the largest youth arts organisation in South Australia, we bring the very best of multi-art programming to children, teenagers and emerging artists across the state, especially those with the least access. We invest in building confidence and wellbeing, assist with learning outcomes, and identify alternative or non-traditional career paths. We specialise in complex collaborations with arts and non-arts partners designed to build the capacity and confidence of children and young people as conceptual contributors and co-creators.

Contact: Tess Syme, Coordinator – Arts Programs

T: 8230 1106

E: tsyme@carclew.org.au

W: http://carclew.com.au/Program/creative-body-based-learning

CBL for beginners

Creative Body-Based Learning (CBL) is an umbrella term for the use of artistic processes to deepen and enhance learning experiences across the curriculum, with artists and teachers working together in the classroom. Research shows that when children use their whole body to learn in a creative and active way, there has been improved interest in learning, school attendance and student attitude resulting in better test outcomes and increased student resilience.

Carclew professional teaching artists Kerrin Rowlands and Eliza Lovell will lead teachers, principals and educators through the practicalities of introducing Creative Body-based Learning (CBL) into your school. Attendees of this workshop will experience CBL strategies, collaborate with CBL teaching artists and learn how CBL can be introduced and embedded into your classroom and school site in 2020.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Meet at Festival Theatre Foyer
Facilitator: Carclew teaching artists Kerrin Rowlands and Eliza Lovell

Suitability: Early, Primary and Middle   

Learning Areas: The Arts: Drama, Mathematics

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Numeracy

Themes: Numbers and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability

Uses body-based and arts-based strategies to assist learners

Windmill Theatre Co @ Adelaide Festival Centre

At Windmill Theatre Co, high quality learning outcomes are at the core of our company ethos. Each year we present a wide range of theatre, film and education experiences for schools, kindergartens and childcare centres in Adelaide. Windmill also offers professional learning opportunities for South Australian educators. These programs are supported by detailed study guides and learning resources linked to the Australian Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and SACE Stage 1 & 2 subject outlines.

Contact: Ross McHenry/Georgi Paech

T: 8210 7200

E: education@windmill.org.au

W: www.windmill.org.au/education

Behind the curtain: Exploring the foundations of Drama and the mysteries of the universe

Linked to an exciting new Windmill Theatre Co production, this highly practical primary Drama workshop asks some big questions, finds some unconventional answers and along the way explores the foundations of Drama in a primary learning context.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Meet at Adelaide Festival Theatre Foyer
Facilitator: Melissa Newton-Turner, Drama Education Specialist, Windmill Artists

Suitability: Primary

Learning Areas: The Arts: Drama, English, HASS, Technologies, Science

General Capabilities:  Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priority: Sustainability

Themes: Exploring the foundations of Drama and the mysteries of the universe.

Adelaide Gaol

One of the oldest remaining buildings in the State, and South Australia’s very first Gaol, the Adelaide Gaol is steeped in local history. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, Adelaide Gaol was one of Australia’s longest continuously operational prison facilities.  Over those gruelling 147 years, Adelaide Gaol housed some of the state’s most notorious and dangerous criminals. Almost 300,000 prisoners whiled away some time at His (or Her) Majesty’s pleasure, and 45 unfortunates were executed within its walls, including the only woman to be executed in South Australia.

Contact: Kate Marshall

18 Gaol Road, Thebarton, 5031, South Australia

T: 8231 4062

E: AdelaideGaol@sa.gov.au

W: https://www.adelaidegaol.sa.gov.au

Interactive Gaol Tours: Primary Years and Secondary Years

Teachers are invited to participate in a sixty minute guided tour of Adelaide Gaol. These tours will follow the path students take, followed by a thirty minute Q&A session, with time to explore specific curriculum-focused areas of interest. Primary tours emphasise life as a prisoner inside Adelaide Gaol, Middle Years are based around a Poetry Slam competition where students compose Haikus and the Senior Secondary tour culminates in a subject-specific debate. All students have the opportunity to explore the gaol yards and cells, touch artefacts such as handcuffs and escape ropes, and contemplate South Australia’s dark history.   

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Adelaide Gaol

Suitability All year levels: refer to program for times for specific year levels

Facilitator: TBC

Learning Areas: Science, HASS: History/SACE: Legal Studies, Modern History, Women’s Studies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding

Cross-curriculum Priorities: Sustainability

Themes: Crime, justice, rehabilitation, law, women’s issues, corporal punishment, corrections history

Adelaide Oval

Part of Adelaide’s social fabric since the 1870s, Adelaide Oval remains a state icon. It is regarded for its cricket history but has also played host to a wide range of other sports and events and now provides a refurbished entertainment hub for the city.

As a prominent civic and cultural landmark, Adelaide Oval presents an inspiring location to facilitate learning and promote a sense of exploration and enjoyment amongst all, but particularly young people. Interaction with this venue is particularly important for young people to progress the Oval’s legacy forward.

Contact: Education Coordinator, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority Ltd

War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

T: 8205 4779

E: education@adelaideoval.com.au

https://www.adelaideoval.com.au/education/

Adelaide Oval Discovery: Origins, game-changers & cultural connections

Discover Adelaide Oval ‘behind the scenes’ and be inspired by the rich history that extends beyond the sporting field. Join us for an educationally rich HASS experience that will develop your understanding of the diversity of stories, people, and places that are celebrated here at Adelaide Oval.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Adelaide Oval, meet at Stadium Concierge, enter via the South Gate

Facilitators: Sam Bolch and Tim Quinn

Suitability All year levels

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business, Geography

General Capabilities: Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures

Sustainability

Themes: Heritage, cultural connection and exploration

Adelaide Oval Discovery: The athletes, innovations and opportunities

Explore Adelaide Oval ‘behind the scenes’, walk in the footsteps of the great athletes that have wondered crowds for almost 150 years. Be inspired by the engineering masterpiece and technological innovations. Discover the diversity of products, career paths, and the potential for your students. Join us for an educationally rich experience that will highlight the multi-faceted nature of this landmark Adelaide location.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Adelaide Oval, meet at Stadium Concierge, enter via the South Gate

Facilitators: Sam Bolch and Tim Quinn

Suitability All year levels

Learning Areas: Science, Health & PE, Technologies, HASS: Economics & Business

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, ICT Capability, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-curriculum Priorities: Sustainability

Themes: Innovation, exploration, health & growth

Adelaide Zoo

Zoos SA provides digital learning experiences that engage students with the real world of zoos, conservation and animal welfare through science technologies (design & digital). The Zoo Learning team is committed to engage and inspire students and teachers with the knowledge and skills to save animals from extinction and take action for conservation. Zoos SA offers hands-on and self-guided learning opportunities for all students and is now embracing digital learning to enhance the experience.

Contact: Zoos SA Education Service

Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide

Monarto Zoo, Old Princes Highway, Monarto

T: 8230 1258

E: azes@zoossa.com.au

W: https://www.zoossa.com.au/zoo-learning/

STEM approach to animal enclosure design

By exploring how animal enclosures are designed, your students will engage in real-life problem solving through the lens of an authentic STEM process. Connecting people to nature and conservation is the core purpose of Zoos SA.

BYO iPad if you have one

Duration: 2 hours

Where: Meet at front gate Adelaide Zoo, Plane Tree Drive

Facilitator: Matt Richards, Digital Learning Designer

Suitability: Years 6, 7, 8 & 9

Learning Areas: Science, Technologies: Design and Digital

General Capabilities: ICT Capability, Critical & creative thinking, Ethical understanding

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability

Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia offers dynamic education programs that engage students and teachers with works of art. Visits to AGSA’s permanent collection and most temporary exhibitions are free. Experience the Gallery through an independent self-guided visit supported by our Curiosity Cards that promote critical and creative thinking.

Contact: Kylie Neagle, Education Officer

North Terrace, Adelaide

P: 8207 7033

E: education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

W: https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/education/

Cultivating curiosity: Planning a visit to the Gallery

A visit to the Gallery can often be a daunting experience with students seeing works of art in situ, sometimes for the first time. Using the Gallery’s Curiosity Cards discover alternative ways to promote critical and creative thinking and encourage long looking, resulting in students actively engaging with works of art, with ideas and with each other. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet at Radford Auditorium, AGSA
Facilitators:
Kylie Neagle, Education Officer

Suitability: All year levels

The Arts: Visual Art, HASS: History, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability,

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Themes: Dealing with difficult works of art, alternative strategies for engaging with works of art, Curiosity Cards, developing critical thinking

How to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art: Express

This session will provide educators with insight into the way relationships between people, culture and country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be conveyed through works of art. Discover the ways your students can respond to historical and contemporary works of art by making connections with their own stories and histories.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet at Radford Auditorium, AGSA
Facilitators:
Thomas Readett, Tarnanthi Education Officer

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: The Arts: Visual Art, HASS: History, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding and Social Capability,

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Theme: Using artists as a starting point, with Tarnanthi as the backdrop.

Making Maths accessible: Chiharu Shiota

Join curators Russell Kelty and Leigh Robb and John Rowe, DfE Project Officer/Thinking Maths, to learn about the new acquisition Absence Embodied by Chiharu Shiota before participating in a hands-on workshop combining mathematics and art.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet at Radford Auditorium, AGSA
Facilitators: C
urators Russell Kelty and Leigh Robb and John Rowe, DfE Project Officer/Thinking Maths

Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: The Arts: Visual Art, Mathematics

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, Numeracy

Theme: Mathematics in Art

My portrait, my story

This learner-centred portrait workshop provides an opportunity to embrace curiosity, share ideas and make connections. Discover how you can engage your students with works of art as they observe independently and examine self-portraiture as a form of artistic expression.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet at Radford Auditorium, AGSA
Facilitator:
Amanda Nicholls, Early Years Educator and AGSA Facilitator

Suitability: Early and Primary

Learning Areas: The Arts: Visual Art, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, Personal and Social Capability
Cross-curriculum Priority: Sustainability

Theme: Portraiture

Visual language and creative writing

Discover the learning opportunities that await your students with writing in the Gallery. This program will step you through a variety of strategies for using works of art as prompts for lessons in literacy either in the Gallery or in the classroom.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet at Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of SA
Facilitator:
Kylie Neagle, Education Officer

Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: The Arts: Visual Art, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability
Cross-curriculum Priority: Sustainability

Theme: Narrative, using works of art as prompts in English

Ayers House Museum

Visiting Ayers House Museum gives students the opportunity to feel as though they have stepped back in time. Because we know that people like to be part of a story many of our programs are scenario based. We run servant training programs, dancing and deportment lessons and teach children how to play endangered games! We cater for students of all ages and welcome collaborating with teachers.

Contact: Education Presenter, Helen Lawry

288 North Terrace, Adelaide

T: 8223 1234

E: hlawry@nationaltrustsa.org.au

W: http://www.ayershousemuseum.org.au/

Creative writing somewhere inspiring

Join us in the State Dining Room Ayers House Museum for a writing workshop designed for teachers who dread creative writing. Facilitated by Helen Lawry whose experience in museum education is informed by work in writing, storytelling and performance, this workshop leads participants through a series of portable and adaptable writing exercises. Teachers who love creative writing are welcome too!

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Ayers House Museum, North Terrace
Facilitator:
Helen Lawry

Suitability: Primary and Secondary 

Learning Areas: English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy

Theme: Creative writing for those who dislike it

New dimensions in heritage

Learn how students demonstrate their history and design skills by creating 3D models influenced by heritage buildings. This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to sculpt, annotate, sketch and scribe. Youtube New Dimensions in Heritage

Duration: 90 minutes

Where:  Ayers House Museum, North Terrace
Facilitator:
Helen Lawry

Suitability: Primary and Secondary  

Learning Areas: HASS: History, The Arts: Visual Art and Design & Technologies: Design and Digital Technologies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, ICT Capability

Theme: Heightening perception of heritage places through the arts and analytical thought.

The fake museum and the touching table

Ever noticed how digital natives are enchanted by opportunities to touch and do? Discover Ayers House Museum’s top ten history hooks. Developed with an eye for budget and practicality these ideas are easy adapted for a variety of learning settings.  A fun, informative and practical workshop that gives you the chance to visit the three levels of the museum, see a range touching tables and try some ‘history hooks’ out for yourselves.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Ayers House Museum, North Terrace
Facilitator: Helen Lawry

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy

Themes: History, curiosity, using the senses, the mantle of authority

Centre of Democracy

The Centre of Democracy, a collaboration between SLSA and the History Trust, showcases the evolution of democracy in South Australia. Discover the people and ideas that have shaped our past and explore the role we have in determining the future. 

Education programs are targeted to Civics and Citizenship, HASS, History, Geography, Legal Studies, Research Project, and English.

A range of education programs are available that explore:

  • What democracy is in the Australian context   
  • How decisions are made democratically 
  • The key values of Australians society for example- freedom of speech, expression and religious belief 
  • Key individuals 
  • Why Aboriginal Australians continue to be marginalised

Contact: Madelena Bendo, Education Manager

Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

T: 8207 7692 

E: mbendo@history.sa.gov.au

W: http://centreofdemocracy.sa.gov.au/education/

The Nincompoops - according to Mary Lee

The Nincompoops online resource was developed to support teachers’ discussions with students about some of the key people behind the establishment of the colony of South Australia.

To develop students’ understanding of important legal concepts such as the rule of law, and to encourage students to think critically about the concept of justice, students are given the opportunity to apply the rule of law to the key figures and events depicted in the information sheets. 

Hints on using the State Library of South Australia for research will be provided, followed by a unique opportunity to explore documents relating to some of the individuals mentioned in the Nincompoops Project on a behind the scenes tour of the Library’s basement storage facility.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Education Room, SLSA (Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia)
Facilitators: Stamos Ganiaris, Anna Kala & Madelena Bendo

Suitability: Year 10 & 11

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Modern History & Legal Studies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability

Participation now and then: the importance of handling objects

Handling objects allow learners to discover the story and relevance of objects found on display in galleries and museums. Explore how handling objects can enrich learning and apply this strategy to the classroom.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: COD, Institute Building, North Terrace
Facilitators: TBC

Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Civics & Citizenship

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal and Social Capability

Unpacking images of colonisation

Using visual thinking strategies with the addition of an historical lense, explore the messages colonial art can teach.  Using colonial artist Martha Berkley’s painting Governor Gawler’s feast, November 1838 as the first example, unpack the details of the event. Who is marginalised? How are Aboriginal people portrayed? Then extend the pedagogy to other colonial works of art.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: COD, Institute Building, North Terrace
Facilitators: TBC

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English, The Arts: Visual Art

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Theme: Connecting colonial art to colonial history

Lot Fourteen

Situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by our famous parklands and Adelaide Botanic Garden, Lot Fourteen is Adelaide’s new neighbourhood for current and future generations to discover the excitement and unlimited opportunities of innovation.

Contact: Allan Kane, Stakeholder Engagement Lead

North Terrace, Adelaide

T: 0437 645 744

E: engagement@lotfourteen.com.au

W: www.lotfourteen.com.au

Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Idea generators: developing South Australia’s next generation of business leaders

In this session, participants will be exposed to the themes of entrepreneurship and idea generation, and will explore how immersing in Lot Fourteen’s culture, technologies and connections can support students in their own pursuits of innovation, social enterprise and global impact.

Presenters will highlight how bold ideas, new ventures and creative thinking can drive opportunities for students, both in the classroom and as they start their own professional journeys.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Harrald Building, Frome Road, Adelaide
Facilitators: TBC

Suitability: Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS (Economics & Business, Civics & Citizenship), Health & PE

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding,

Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Sustainability

Themes: Entrepreneurialism, innovation and business, collaboration for emerging and social enterprises, preparing students to explore opportunities in future industries

Migration Museum

The Migration Museum tells the stories of South Australians and celebrates cultural diversity. We research, collect and share the state’s history through exhibitions, education programs and community and digital engagement.

The education programs offered cross a variety of year levels and learning outcomes. All of the education programs align with the Australian Curriculum and are led by trained Museum staff.

Contact: Madelena Bendo, Education Manager

82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

T: 82077692

E: mbendo@history.sa.gov.au

W: https://migration.history.sa.gov.au/learn/

Being a child in the 19th century

In this fun education program students explore the past focusing on school life and daily life of colonial Australia before schooling became compulsory in South Australia. What did children learn at school? What technology was used?

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Curatorial staff at Migration Museum

Suitability: Early Years to Year 9

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Health & PE, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Colonial footprints on Kaurna land

Using colonial artworks and colonial tools (theodolites) explore the different types of land management practices in place in the 1830’s in the region now known as Adelaide.

This will be hands on workshop. Be prepared to get your measuring minds working and explore the site and tools the sappers and miners used as the initial set up.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Curatorial staff at Migration Museum

Suitability: Primary and Middle

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Mathematics, English, Technologies: Design & Technologies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Exploring stories through objects – bring your own object

A hands-on session which will use objects to make connections with historical events and people, and links with the Australian Curriculum HASS F-10.

Please bring an object that you would like to use during the session.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: TBC

Suitability: Early, Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Nationhood: 20th and 21st Century migration to South Australia

Using the galleries and objects, explore how the Migration Museum can support the teaching and learning of Australia’s migration stories. This session will enable educators to unpack the Inquiry:  Making of a Nation and Movement of Peoples in Australia post WW1.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Migration Museum staff

Suitability: Upper Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia

Whose history?

White Australia has a black history: explore deep time and the impact of colonisation on the First Nations peoples of the Adelaide plains. In this hands on workshop, explore concepts of history with a critical eye.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Michael Kumatpi O’Brien

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English, Science

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Working the Migration Museum your way – Primary Years

Explore the Migration Museum, understand its charter and learn how to use the Museum in a way that aligns with the Australian Curriculum, meets your student’s specific learning needs and supports your development as a teacher.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Madelena Bendo

Suitability: Primary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Geography, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures

Working the Migration Museum your way – Secondary Years

Explore the Migration Museum, understand its charter and learn how to use the Museum in a way that aligns with the Australian Curriculum, meets your student’s specific learning needs and supports your development as a teacher.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue
Facilitators: Madelena Bendo

Suitability: Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Geography, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal & Social Capability

Cross-Curriculum Priorities:  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

National Motor Museum @ Migration Museum

As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

The education programs at the Museum include guided inquiry trails with practical class based activities led by experienced museum staff. Education programs adhere to the Australian curriculum and the Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) framework. Discovery of technical innovation, amazing social histories and historical thinking skills are all part of the learning experience. The excellent facilities and spectacular surrounds of the National Motor Museum at Birdwood make for a truly enjoyable school outing. Trained staff can also take many of the education programs into schools as an incursion.

Contact: Ian Reed, Education Manager

T: 8568 4000

E: motor@history.sa.gov.au

Shannon Street, Birdwood, Adelaide Hills

W:https://motor.history.sa.gov.au/

National Motor Museum: ‘The Hawker Vans’ – developing historical thinking

This program looks at the early hawkers (the mobile salespeople of Australia) and how they travelled around the country selling goods from the back of their vans. An immersive program where participant explore the intriguing contents of four scale model hawker vans. (60 minutes)

Following the Hawker Van program teachers will be offered a ‘tasting platter’ of the other programs run by the National Motor Museum (30 minutes)

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Migration Museum Courtyard

Facilitator: Ian Reed, Education Manager

Suitability: Primary and Middle

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Geography, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding Personal and Social Capability
Cross-curriculum Priority: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia, Sustainability

Themes: Movement of people in Australia since Federation, life in outback Australia, migrants seeking work as a hawker, impact of the motor vehicle and innovation

Tom Kruse ‘The Outback Mailman’ snapshot

Teachers participate in the Tom Kruse ‘The Outback Mailman’ education program. Learn about the legendary Tom Kruse who delivered mail and supplies to the people living in Outback Australia. Drive our 1/3 scale replica of the 1936 Leyland Badger in a re-enactment mail run from Marree to Birdsville allowing participants to step into the shoes of Tom Kruse experiencing first-hand the job he did, the people he met and the adverse conditions he faced. (60 minutes)

Following the Tom Kruse program teachers will be introduced to other programs run by the National Motor Museum (30 minutes)

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Migration Museum Courtyard

Facilitator: Ian Reed, Education Manager

Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Geography, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, Ethical Understanding Personal and Social Capability
Cross-curriculum Priority: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Sustainability

Themes: Heroes, Outback Australia, Impact of the motor vehicle, Innovation

MOD.

MOD. at UniSA is a futuristic museum of discovery. It’s a place to be and be inspired. We want to inspire young people about science and technology, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world around us to inform our futures. We design for 15-25 year olds, but our exhibits should inspire something in people of all ages.

MOD. is like no other museum experience in Australia. We sit at the intersection of art and science and we bring together researchers, industries, and students to challenge, learn, and be inspired.

Contact: Lisa Bailey

Phone: 8302 0958

Email: lisa.bailey@unisa.edu.au

Address: MOD. North Terrace, Adelaide

Meet MOD.

MOD. is Australia’s Leading Future-Focused Museum of Discovery. This session will start with a tour of the current MOD. exhibition SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE. This exhibition asks what sort of future we want for South Australia. In the exhibition, we consider the way that our personal values shape our decisions. How do these choices go on to affect our greater community?

Following the tour, we will run a short session outlining a toolkit on how educators can engage with MOD. that can apply to any of our exhibitions, which change twice a year.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: MOD., University of South Australia, North Terrace

Facilitator: Dr Lisa Bailey (TBC)

Suitability: Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business, The Arts, Technologies 

General Capabilities: Critical & creating thinking, Ethical understanding, Personal & Social Capability.

Parliament House

Parliament House is the home of South Australia’s two parliamentary chambers, the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council. Visiting Parliament House is an exciting way to take in South Australian history, and learning about the functions and proceedings of Parliament is an ideal way to explore the HASS – Civics & Citizenship component of the Australian Curriculum.

School groups can visit and explore Parliament House by booking a visit with their local MP.  Groups can visit on a ‘non-sitting day’ to sit in the chambers, debate, and meet their local representative.  Groups can also book in on a ‘sitting day’ to view proceedings live from the public viewing gallery.

Teacher professional development specific to Parliament House is available throughout the year.

Contact: Community Education Officer

T: 8237 9386

E: assembly@parliament.sa.gov.au

North Terrace, Adelaide

W: http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/education/Pages/Welcome.aspx

 

Booking instructions are available at: http://bit.ly/ParliamentSAbookings

Australian Electoral Commission @ Parliament House

Making decisions is a life skill. Voting is decision making. In the classroom voting can be used very effectively and often as a decision making tool. In this interactive workshop participants will find out how to use the voting process to empower students to make decisions while equipping them with a valuable citizenship skill.

There will be discussion of a variety of strategies and ideas for teaching electoral education as relevant to the new Australian Curriculum in Civics and Citizenship. A comprehensive teaching resource will be provided to all workshop participants along with classroom election materials.

Explore free resources that link to the Australian Curriculum https://education.aec.gov.au/

Duration: 2 hours

Where: Parliament House, North Terrace
Facilitator:
Megan McCrone, Senior Education Officer, AEC

Suitability All year levels

Learning Areas: HASS: Civics & Citizenship, Politics

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Numeracy

Theme: Australian democracy

Exploring Civics & Citizenship at Parliament House

A tour of the beautiful historic building – with a teacher twist! Join Parliament’s Education Officer on a school student-style tour, but with commentary around pedagogy, detailed explanations of the Civics & Citizenship curriculum content, and strategies to bring Parliament to life in a classroom.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Parliament House, North Terrace
Facilitator:
Natalie Young

Suitability Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: HASS: Civics & Citizenship, History, Politics, Legal Studies

General Capabilities: Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Themes: Politics, South Australia, Government, governance, contributing to community, democracy, civic participation

South Australian Maritime Museum

The South Australian Maritime Museum is an ideal learning environment for students to explore South Australia’s unique history, our relationship with maritime culture and the marine environment. The museum offers exciting and varied exhibits in the historic Bond Store, an original lighthouse and Port River cruises on-board the Archie Badenoch.

Schools are able to participate in a variety of programs at the museum and within the Port Adelaide area. Programs cover a wide range of curriculum areas and year levels and provide hands-on and discovery based learning experiences.

Our Education Manager is available to support teachers design successful learning experiences for their students.

Contact: Ian Reed, Education Manager

T: 8207 6255

E: maritime@history.sa.gov.au

W: Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

https://maritime.history.sa.gov.au/learn/

Explore the Maritime Museum

Explore the South Australian Maritime Museum and experience education programs about the First Fleet, Migration to Australia and Exploration. Teachers will undertake programs using iPads and have an opportunity to climb the lighthouse and take a trip on the Port River for a dolphin search cruise.

Duration:  3 hours

Where: South Australian Maritime Museum Lipson St, Port Adelaide

Facilitator: Ian Reed, Education Manager

Suitability: Primary Years

Learning Areas: HASS: History & Geography, Science

NB: (A bus from the city will be arranged if a minimum number of 10 people require transport).

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is place for all South Australians to explore and learn about Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific cultures and Earth and Life Sciences. We welcome education group visits and offer a range of Australian Curriculum-linked learning opportunities that can either be self-guided or volunteer facilitator-led in our galleries or new flexible Learning Space.

A range of supporting resources is available for download on the website, including Learning Moments resources which integrate the development of student thinking with gallery content learning in STEM and the cross-curriculum priorities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability.

Museum Discovery Cases can be borrowed to use in the classroom and regular professional learning events connect educators with our museum experts and research projects.

Contact: Leanne Wheaton, Education Program Manager

North Terrace, Adelaide

T: 82077429

E: education@samuseum.sa.gov.au

W: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/learn/students-and-schools

Ancient Egypt

Established in 1939, the gallery provides an insight into the religion, burial practices and everyday life of Ancient Egypt. It features elements of the collection which is comprised of more than 650 artefacts, most of which are genuine pieces from Ancient Egypt, with only a few replicas and model casts. Tour the Ancient Egypt gallery with our Museum experts to learn more about the secrets of this much loved corner of the Museum and make links between content and the Curriculum.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum

Facilitators: Honorary Research Associate Michael O’Donoghue

Suitability: Primary Years and Secondary Years (7&8)

Learning Areas: HASS: History

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

Australian Polar collections

Tour the gallery with Senior Collection Manager Mark Pharaoh and Museum Educator Trevor Manuel to make links between gallery content and the curriculum. Use Learning Moments resources which make links between year-level differentiated activities and integrate the development of student thinking with content learning in STEM and Sustainability.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitators: Mark Pharaoh and Trevor Manuel

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: Science, Mathematics, Technologies, HASS: History
General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability

Creative interpretation of SA Ediacaran fossils

The 1946 discovery of Ediacaran fossils in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia is one of the most significant scientific findings made in recent history. The fossils that were found reveal a community of soft-bodied animals living on the seafloor 600 million years ago. Join Palaeontologist Dr Jim Gehling on a tour of the gallery to gain insights into the discovery and interpretation of these fascinating fossils.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator: Dr Jim Gehling

Suitability: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: Science

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

Disability inclusion for learning at the South Australian Museum

Museums are rich spaces for exploration and learning but they can also be challenging environments for students with disabilities. Hear from the Museum’s Manager of Community Programs, Lara Torr, about how the South Australian Museum is finding creative ways to build accessibility, including examples from her Churchill Fellowship research into accessible museums around the world.

This session will focus on examples of programs for children on the autism spectrum, as well as children who are blind or vision impaired. Discover how sensory adaptations and tactile resources are helping to bring the Museum to life for students and get to know the resources available to support your students.

Duration: 90 mins
Where:
Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator: Lara Torr

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: Science & HASS: History
General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

From dinosaurs to birds: The latest research

Our everyday feathered friends are fast-evolving relatives of dinosaurs, according to a recent study published by Museum scientist Dr Mike Lee and colleagues, in the prestigious journal Science. The study sheds new light the seemingly unlikely transformation from bulky ground-dwelling dinosaurs into agile flying birds.  Dr Lee will give an overview and make links with the curriculum.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator: Mike Lee (TBC)

Suitability: Primary, Secondary, Senior Secondary

Learning Areas: Science

Meteorites, craters and other investigations

Meteorites are incredibly valuable to science and the Museum has an important collection, some of which can be found on display in the Minerals and Meteorites gallery but is mostly housed behind the scenes in the Science Centre. Meteorites give us a direct connection to Space and help us learn about the origins of our planet and the formation of the solar system.

Learn about the properties meteorites and handle specimens from the Museum’s collection with Leanne Wheaton, Education Program Manager. Explore the ways craters are formed, brainstorm questions and design scientific investigations based on fair testing.

Duration: 90 mins
Where:
Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator: Leanne Wheaton

Suitability: Primary

Learning Areas: Science

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

Museum research and collections: Science behind the scenes

The South Australian Museum’s Science Centre is a hub of scientific research which is rarely on view to the public. This is your chance to meet Collections Managers to see the Museum’s collections and research facilities up close, and talk to the scientists who use and care for the collections. Please note, this is an opportunity for teachers only and we are not able to offer a Behind the Scenes program for students.

Duration: 90 mins
Where:
Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator: Collection Managers

Suitability: All year levels

Learning Areas: Science

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking

Tools of life: Aboriginal science knowledge, technology and processes

Tour the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery with one of our Museum experts to make links between gallery content and the new Aboriginal Perspectives in the Science Curriculum. Learn about the scientific knowledge and techniques in the past and present, evidenced by items such as spears and spear throwers, grind stones, stone blades, fish traps and medicines.

Insights will integrate with content learning in STEM and two cross-curriculum priorities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability.

Duration: 90 mins
Where:
Meet in the foyer, South Australian Museum
Facilitator:
Aboriginal Education Coordinator and Humanities staff

Suitability: Middle & Secondary

Learning Areas: Science, HASS: History & Geography, Technologies: Design & Technologies
Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures and Sustainability.

State Library of South Australia

The State Library is a special place where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn, research, unlock their imaginations and engage with South Australia’s cultural heritage. The State Library Learning Programs are designed in line with the Australian Curriculum and the ‘Teaching for Effective Learning Framework’. Our Community Learning team collaborates with learners and educators to co-design exciting, quality learning experiences.

The State Library’s exhibitions, educational programs and community events, help bring to life the collections and histories of South Australia’s people, places and events. These experiences encourage a lasting connection with the State Library.

Contact: Community Learning Team

T: 8207 7239

E: slsacommunitylearning@sa.gov.au

North Terrace, Adelaide

www.slsa.sa.gov.au/communitylearning

Behind the scenes tour

Ever wondered about the role of your State Library? In this session experienced Community Learning librarians will take participants on an exploration of the spaces, collections and stories of the State Library.  Participants will have an opportunity to visit some behind-the-scenes areas, not normally seen by community members, ask questions and find out more about how the library can support student research and learning.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia

Facilitators: Community Learning Content Librarians, Carolyn Spooner & Isabel Story

Suitability: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning areas: HASS, The Arts, English

General capabilities: Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

HASS @ the Library Years R-4

We welcome early years learners to the State Library.  As a keeping place for our state’s stories of people, places and events, it can inspire curiosity, wonder and critical thinking. Participants in this session will explore HASS in the early years and participate in elements of the early years learning programs, Explore-a-story and My History. These programs takes participants on a multi-sensory exploration of the stories and spaces of the State Library, exploring the way collections hold memories and making connections with personal histories.

Key inquiry questions include:

  • How can stories of the past be shared?
  • How is the past different from the present?
  • How is the past the same as the present?

Elements of this program have been co-designed with children, for children, to provide relevant learning experiences that effectively engage young learners.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia

Facilitators: Education Officers, Leisel Underwood & Sharon Morris

Suitability: Early and Primary, Sensory-friendly

Learning areas: HASS: History

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy

Themes: Time, continuity and change, observation and noticing

HASS @ the Library Years 5-7

Explore the wonderful opportunities for exploring HASS at your State Library: Discover a selection of historical resources which illuminate aspects of early South Australian colonial life and emigration, the path to Federation and what it was like to be a South Australian digger during World War 1. There is a unique opportunity to explore documents on a behind- the-scenes tour of the Library’s basement storage facility.
BYO device if you have one

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: State Library of South Australia, Jervois Room (Meet in the foyer)

Facilitators: Community Learning Librarians, Karen Brandwood & Stamos Ganiaris

Suitability:  Primary

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, ICT capability, Literacy, Numeracy, Personal & Social Capability

Themes: Early colonial life, emigration and immigration, Federation and South Australian World War 1 soldiers

Making the most of catalogue searching

Discover the enormous range of historical and contemporary materials available through the State Library catalogue – books, photographs, diaries, letters, oral histories, transcripts, maps, and more. Our Community Learning librarians will share in-house tips and tricks to help you rapidly locate the right information for your teaching and student needs.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia

Facilitators: Community Learning Content Librarians, Carolyn Spooner & Isabel Story

Suitability: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary

Learning areas: HASS, The Arts, English

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Theme: Research skills

Raiders of the Lost Archive

A high-stakes curatorial cold case! Discover the secrets of the State Library of South Australia. Crack cryptic clues, explore hidden corners and spot tiny details. When the clock starts, your team will have 90 minutes to crack the clues and hunt down the hidden secrets in one of Adelaide’s most historic venues. With a live leader board, cryptic clues, surprise challenges and a roaming curator you’ll have to think quickly to defeat teams of rival adventurers.

Raiders of the Lost Archive encourages participants to unleash their imaginations when examining their surroundings, gaining a richer engagement with the State Library of South Australia’s vast collections and exhibits. It provides a fun, new and innovative way to engage with heritage research collections and the state’s rich history.

BYO mobile device

Duration: 2 hours (90 minute game with 15 min briefing and 15 min debriefing)

Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia

Facilitators: Fire Hazard Games http://fire-hazard.com.au/

Suitability: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary Years

Learning areas: HASS: History

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability

Theme: Learning through gaming

Research for SACE at the State Library of South Australia

Improve your students’ SACE related investigations using authoritative, free home access eResources and secondary sources available via the State Library. Community Learning librarians will provide research tips to enhance your students’ projects.  The session will also include a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to tour the Library’s basement storage facility.

BYO device if you have one

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Jervois Room (Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia)

Facilitators: Community Learning Librarians, Karen Brandwood & Stamos Ganiaris

Suitability: Senior Secondary

Learning areas: Technologies, The Arts, Science, Health & PE, English

General capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, ICT Capability

Theme: Research skills

Sensory noticing and critical thinking

What you pay attention to and the way you notice the world around you is unique and shaped by your experiences and attitudes.  As educators we can play a role in shaping, directing attention and broadening the ways that learners notice their world.  In this session you will actively participate in exploring the libraries spaces and collections, and take away a variety of practical strategies and tools that promote deeper thinking and noticing.

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia
Suitability: Early, Primary and Middle

Facilitators: Education Officers, Leisel Underwood & Sharon Morris

Learning Areas: HASS: History, Science, English

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy

Themes: Noticing and observation skills

The opposite of bored: researching Australian history through board games

Did you know that the State Library holds a collection of historical board games that tell stories about people, places and events in South Australia’s history?  In this session participants will discover more about their State Library and actively participate in elements of a schools program that develops historical skills of questioning, researching and analysing, using selected primary and secondary sources. Participants will make part of a short video to communicate their discoveries.  Key inquiry questions for the program include:

  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
  • What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped South Australia?

BYO device if you have one

Duration: 90 minutes
Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia
Suitability: Primary and Middle

Facilitators: Education Officers, Leisel Underwood & Sharon Morris

Learning Areas: HASS: History

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures

Themes: Games/research focus – migration and the gold rush, sport, exploration

Time, continuity and change

Participants will have the chance to explore this program, which encourages students to build skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation. Using State Library historic maps and images, attendees will use basic inquiry skills that allow them to pose questions, devise a hypothesis, critically test and evaluate findings, and communicate their discoveries to one another. There is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour the basement and view selected materials.

BYO device if you have one

Duration: 90 mins
Where: Meet in the foyer State Library of South Australia
Suitability: Secondary

Facilitators: Community Learning Librarians, Karen Brandwood & Stamos Ganiaris

Learning Areas: HASS: History & Geography, Science, Technologies

General Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, ICT Capability, Literacy

Themes: Mapping, analysis

Yarning circle with Michael Kumatpi O’Brien

Michael Kumatpi O’Brien, a respected senior Kaurna man, will share some of his life experiences and thoughts on culture. This yarning circle will be a safe place to listen, learn and raise questions that you’ve always wanted to ask.

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Meet in the foyer, State Library of South Australia
Suitability: All year levels

Facilitators: Michael Kumatpi O’Brien with Leisel Underwood & Sharon Morris

Learning Areas: HASS: History, English, Science

General Capabilities: Ethical Understanding, Personal & Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding

Cross-Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Themes: Aboriginal perspectives

University of Adelaide: Faculty of Science

At the University of Adelaide, a science degree will give students the power to tackle real-world challenges on a global scale. Whether it’s extending life, eradicating world hunger, curing cancer or turning around the effects of climate change, by studying alongside our leading researchers, world-class educators and industry partners, students will graduate ready to make an impact. With 75% of the world’s fastest-growing careers requiring a background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, The University of Adelaide is the perfect place for students to launch their career in one of the fastest-growing and most innovative industries there is.

Contact:

T: 8313 5673

E: Faculty.sciences@adelaide.edu.au

W: https://sciences.adelaide.edu.au/

Science at Adelaide

This interactive workshop invites you to explore a broad range of topics that impact on secondary school students and their future choices. Hear from university staff and students about the importance of picking the right subjects in Year 10, the transition to tertiary education, opportunities to gain real-world experience, careers in science and more.

Duration: 90 min

Where: University of Adelaide, Venue TBC

Suitability: Secondary

Learning areas: Science

Themes: Tertiary education, student experience, careers in science

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