Learning at the Museum

Learning at the Museum aims to increase learner confidence in cultural activities by making cultural spaces more accessible through workbook-based, supportive workshops.

Learning at the Museum is written at a grade 6-8 reading level, following Clear Language and Design principles and is geared toward adult learners who may experience barriers to learning.

Workshops are delivered by host organization staff and we provide free online training to help
prepare staff or volunteers to deliver the workshops.

The program is made up of three individual workshops:

  • one pre-visit workshop to be held in the classroom
  • one on-site workshop to be held at the museum
  • and one post-visit workshop to be held in the classroom

An hour for each workshop, for a total of 3 hours of content is recommended. The program is highly flexible and can be adapted to suit shorter or longer schedules, depending on your learners’ needs.

Learning at the Museum is completely introductory so you don’t need to have a background in art, history or science to successfully deliver the workshops.

For more information, to host a workshop or access online training, please contact Paul at pbishop@abclifeliteracy.ca.

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Cultural Literacy in Canada

  • Being culturally literate can help you understand, relate to and interact with people from diverse backgrounds that may be very different from your own. It can be especially important to be culturally literate if you are part of the dominant culture. Seeing, hearing and learning about how other people live can make you more culturally sensitive and aware. Learning about different cultures can open your mind to different ways of life (Flavell, H., Thackrah, R., & Hoffman, J. (2013). Developing Indigenous Australian cultural competence: A model for implementing Indigenous content into curricula. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability).
  • Cultural literacy helps to develop a range of skills like communication and self-reflection (Flavell, H., Thackrah, R., & Hoffman, J. (2013). Developing Indigenous Australian cultural competence: A model for implementing Indigenous content into curricula. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability).

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