Do you organize learning activities within your museum?
Are you planning a visit to a Natural History Museum with your class?
Natural Europe supports the creation of educational pathways that support inquire based learning within Natural History Museums (NHMs).
The Natural Europe Learning Environment (NELE) deployed at all participating NHMs allows the creation of Educational Pathways using the Natural Europe Pathway Authoring Tool.
- Teachers and educators will get informed about our innovative educational approaches and the way they can use them in their classes.
- They will have access to our training workshops where they will have the opportunity to be more involved and guided through our methodologies and tools with the help of our experienced tutors.
- They will learn how to design educational pathways using content from the collections/exhibitions of Natural History museums in their area, so as to develop certain skills of their students, engaging them in hands-on and minds-on activities in the premises of these museums, encouraging them in a more attractive way to use and extend their scientific knowledge.
- They will get to know how to prepare their visits to NHMs following structured templates/ pathways / field trips and will be able to organize themselves such visits. They will learn how the Pathway Authoring Tool works and how they can benefit from it, so as to design and carry out effective student-centered activities, having in mind their students’ educational needs.
- They will have access to a large collection of existing pathways, digital resources and collections of NHMs through the Pathway Authoring Tool to create their own pathways.
- They will have access to materials/activities that have been realized by other teachers / students in museums they might plan to visit, so as to reinforce the relevance of practical enquiry skills learnt in science lessons.
- They will have the chance to use learning content from third-party learning federations like ARIADNE, Organic Edunet, OSR, etc. for their own learning activities.
One example is the pathway created by the Natural History Museum of Crete team: "Deinotherium: a unique giant".