Qatar Museums (QM) is organising a series of ‘teachers training’ workshops to ensure two Qatar-Germany Year of Culture landmark exhibitions in October are enjoyed by guests of all ages.
The QM department of education will be offering teachers training from September 24. Each session will equip teachers to integrate content from the exhibitions into their teaching and class planning, including curriculum-alignment with the topics of the exhibitions. QM said teachers will also be prepared to conduct self-guided tours for students following the training.
All programmes and learning materials have been developed in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, the German embassy and the Goethe-Institut. The training for the ‘German Encounters: Contemporary Masterpieces from the Deutsche Bank Collection’ at the Fire Station-Garage Gallery (October 3 to January 20, 2018) will be a general resource and introduction to German contemporary art from the 1960s to present.
This training focuses on certain aspects of the exhibition and introducing artists’ biographies. A variety of post-visit learning materials, student and teacher guides, as well as suggestions for creative learning activities will be discussed and shared during the session. The sessions for this exhibition will take place from 9am to 1pm at the Fire Station Auditorium on October 1, 2 and 4 for English speakers and October 3 and 5 for Arabic speakers. The training for ‘Driven by German Design’ at QM Al Riwaq Gallery (October 3 to January 14, 2018) will take place at the Doha Fire Station on September 24, 25, 27 and 28 and October 1, 2, 4 and 5 (9am to 1pm with a 30-minute break) for English speakers, and at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium on September 26 and October 3 for Arabic speakers.
Teachers Guides, tips on how to conduct guided tours of the exhibitions and other learning materials will be provided. Upon the opening of the exhibitions, these materials can be downloaded from the QM website. Across the entire organisation, QM strives to align its educational offerings and learning opportunities with teachers’ interests and the school curriculum. The organisation prides itself on its commitment to contributing to the educational landscape of the State of Qatar as a provider of informal education and life-long learning through arts, culture and heritage.
To register for the training, interested participants can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org