The following teacher professional development opportunities are being offered by Te Papa Education in 2014.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited.
Social sciences: Treaty of Waitangi
Date: Wed 29 Jan 2014
Place: Te Papa and Archives New Zealand
Cost: $10 including refreshments
Expand your knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. Hear from a selection of speakers on a range of topics, and discover new perspectives on early settler history.
- Paintings: How was New Zealand depicted to attract new immigrants?
- Research: Hear the story behind discovering a local space and finding out its history.
- The Treaty document (Archives New Zealand)
- Photography – a new medium and a new start: What role has photography played in capturing the lives of New Zealanders since the Treaty?
In association with Archives New Zealand and Wellington City Libraries
Art: Visual Culture and Visual Arts in ECE
Date: Sat 1 Mar 2014
Place: Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5, Level 4 galleries & Level 4 Classroom
ECE teachers! Join Lisa Terreni, Senior Lecturer at VictoriaUniversity, to learn more about engaging with and responding to art and visual culture at Te Papa with young children. This session also has a hands-on art-making component.
Wed 23 Apr
Cost: $10 per teacher (includes morning tea)
Primary teachers, you are invited for a day of learning based on the exhibition Throne of Emperors, focusing on the technology strands Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology.
The day will enhance your understanding of the natural materials used in China and New Zealand. Objects from the exhibition will be compared with those used by Māori and Pacific peoples, eg, jade versus pounamu, silk versus tapa, iron versus flint. Expert speakers and Te Papa educators will facilitate the day.