Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Beyond four walls : a day in Pompeii


Museum exhibitions provide teachers and students with an ideal opportunity to engage in real and purposeful learning outside the classroom and when they return to school. The authors profile a program at Melbourne Museum, 'A Day in Pompeii', which depicts the daily life of one of the world's most extraordinary cities. The exhibition features hundreds of exceptional objects that lay buried in Pompeii's ruins for more than 17 centuries. The exhibition also features an audio tour for students of Italian. Education programs at Museum Victoria attempt to pose questions that initiate discussion and are characterised by immersive hands-on experience that engage students in active, purposeful and tactile enquiry-based learning in a place where they learn about community through a process of being 'in community'. [Author abstract, ed]

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