ENVi: A special interest group for school and community engagement professionals working in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums in Victoria, Australia.

community of practice, evaluation, research

It’s Academic 2018

Date: Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 5pm start
Venue: Presentations at Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne (until 6pm)

Followed by drinks at the Imperial Hotel, 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne

Tickets: $15 non members

$10 MGA members


Join fellow museum professionals for an informal evening exploring recent research into museums and learning. Two speakers will be followed by a chance to catch up with colleagues at a local pub. Places are very limited so book early.


Teaching Confronting and Contested Histories in Museums

Dr. Amy McKernan, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Amy states “employing concepts from affect and trauma theory, I consider the social purpose of representing (or not representing) histories that shock, challenge, and de-stabilise visitors. My doctoral research investigated Museum Victoria, the Australian War Memorial, and Port Arthur Historic Site.”


The Australian Learning Lecture Passion Index Project

Michelle Hamilton, State Library Victoria

Focused on identifying and developing student passions and ensuring that schools value these passions as a crucial part of learning, the Passion Index project poses a range of questions about Passion-Led Learning in schools and whether it holds the key to student engagement and creating learners who are equipped for life beyond school.


Book here https://mavic.asn.au/events?id=1479

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