regional webinar: visible thinking in the museum


Visible Thinking in the Museum

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Time: 11.00-11.45am
Location: Webinar
Price: Free, booking essential

Peter Mahony has been leading the Powerhouse’s Education and Digital Learning Team for 26 years. Join us to draw on his wealth of knowledge and experience in this webinar. Each year, Peter’s team engages with hundreds of school groups in onsite and offsite learning and engages with the Museum’s collection through authentic and immersive learning experiences in Science, Technology and Design.

To scaffold learning within the museum context, the Education team is encouraged to practice and engage with visible thinking strategies. Visible thinking strategies are aimed to encourage creative and critical thinking routines and were developed across a number of research projects at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. Visible Thinking strategies are a set of questions or a brief sequence of steps used to scaffold and support student thinking. 

In this webinar hear how you can successfully use Visible Thinking Strategies for any of your programs or engagements with individual visitors or school groups to create an interactive and long-lasting learning experience.

The 30-minute online talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

Images: Students from Macquarie Fields High School in ICONS exhibition. Girls looking at Enigma code machine in showcase

MAAS acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.