Europe has more than 10,000 museums, which are among the most frequented facilities around the globe, offering huge potential for educators to facilitate learning. Modern museums have evolved into community centres for intellectual development, generating engagement and inspiration for diverse audiences. The rapid development of technology has also enabled museums to provide better access to their collections, whether online or onsite, in order to enhance the visitors’ experience and attract wider audiences in a variety of ways.


Teachers and other education professionals should utilise museums as valuable educational tools, communities and learning spaces. The Learning in a Museum course explores the educational value and potential of present-day museums for learning. The course investigates strategies educators can use to plan, implement and evaluate learning in a museum, and more generally transform their students’ museum experiences into connected, engaging, and integrated activities which lead to their intellectual growth.


Throughout the course, participants will:

  • discuss the meaning of museum learning and how to set the stage for it
  • review the learning-in-a-museum competences and evaluate strategies for currently working within them
  • creatively adapt museum learning to educational projects and design active tasks for museum learning

The course is organised around the principle of peer learning, with course content designed to stimulate reflection and discussion so that participants can learn from each other’s experiences and ideas. In order to complete the course, you are required to submit a final course product and review your peers’ work.


The course is based on Daniela Bunea’s eTwinning Learning Event “Learning in a Museum”.


Enrol now and join our course community via our Facebook Group and via the Twitter hashtag #MuseumLearning.

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
12/03/18 16:19
End date
18/04/18 23:59
Module 1: Museums as Learning Agents Start date
Module 2: Fields Trips to Museums Start date
Module 3: Museum Projects Start date
To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

Monday, 19th March 2018


This course lasts 4,5 weeks and requires around 3-4 hours of your time each week.

Target audience

The course is targeted at teachers at all levels and of all subjects, but it is also relevant for parents and members of local communities. A basic level of digital literacy is required in order to navigate the course and engage in the course community. At the same time, interaction via social media is not a requirement, although such exchanges are highly recommended, as they can substantially improve the course experience.


You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.

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