TEAM TRAINING - IN PERSON

TEAM TRAINING – IN-PERSON

We offer a variety of specialist in-person training courses at your location to meet your team’s requirements.

Ever wondered what makes a memorable museum or heritage experience? Or what it takes to lead engaging discussions around art, objects and ideas?
Contact me to discuss in-person training options for teams of museum guides and docents, museum educators, gallery teachers, interpreters and volunteer teams.
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VISIBLE THINKING TRAINING COURSES

1, 2 or 3 day interactive courses for teams of museum and heritage educators; museum guides, docents and volunteers; teachers and learning practitioners in how to use the Visible Thinking in the Museum method to create engaging discussions about art and museum objects.

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Visible Thinking Routines Training

Visible Thinking in the Museum (Day 1)

This one day training offers a solid foundation to working with the method of Visible Thinking and an overview of numerous Visible Thinking routines. Participants will be given an introduction to the art of facilitating discussion using art and museum objects followed by an afternoon of practice in the museum.

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Visible Thinking in the Museum Training

Visible Thinking in the Museum (Day 2)

In ‘Digging Deeper with Thinking Routines’ we explore and dig deeper into new thinking routines and teach participants how to pair objects/artworks with thinking routines. We further practise observation and interpretation techniques and hone our facilitation skills further through exercises in the museum. 

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Visible Thinking Routines Training

Visible Thinking in the Museum (Day 3)

In this course we focus on how thinking routines can encourage perspective-taking to deepen understanding of art, history, society and broader issues of global importance. We will pair global thinking routines with a selection of artworks/objects to spark discussion on complex topics of global significance. 

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SPECIALIST TRAINING COURSES

Training courses for teams of museum and heritage educators, museum docents, guides and volunteers, teachers and learning practitioners in a range of museum education practices, facilitation techniques, questioning skills and more.

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Visible Thinking in the Museum Training

Slow-Looking Training

A full or half-day training exploring the practice of slow-looking – the art of learning through observation. Drawing on the work of Jennifer Roberts, Shari Tishman and Peter Clothier amongst others, we will try out some slow-looking activities with artworks before discussing and reflecting on how these activities can offer rich experiences that deepen learning.

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Visible Thinking Routines Training

Facilitation Skills

On this one or two day course, we will move from the basics of facilitation skills to the more advanced skills. On Day 1, we will discuss verbal facilitation tools, questioning techniques, language and listening, open questions and tangents. We will move on to group dynamics and building rapport. Day 2 focuses more on advanced skills such as setting the tone and guidelines, gatekeeping and troubleshooting. We will also explore how cultivate psychological safety and trust and how to facilitate conversations, discussions and dialogue around difficult and sensitive subjects.

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Visible Thinking Routines Training

Custom Training Request

Ask me to design and deliver a course based around your specific needs. Contact us to find out more!

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