Miri Young, Head of Learning Innovation
I lead the Learning Innovation team here at Te Papa. We’re committed to empowering life-long learning across the museum and we’re responsible for formal education and informal public programmes, including Hīnātore | Learning Lab.
I bring expertise in developing learning strategy, museum programmes, art education, digital learning, visitor experience, and interpretation for a wide range of audiences. I have a Masters specialising in Museum Studies, which I completed at New York University USA as a Fulbright Fellow in 2013.
Tara Fagan, Senior Advisor Museum Education
I lead the Museum Education and Learning Innovation educators and believe using digital technologies in a well-considered blended approach enhances teaching and learning.
I've worked in teacher professional learning and development across New Zealand with a focus on digital technologies.
My background in early childhood education helps me support teachers as they understand collaborative, innovative, and experiential teaching.
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Martin Langdon, Museum Education Specialist
I'm passionate about young learners having easy access to the museum and positive experiences. I prioritise shared learning experiences where the whole whānau can develop understanding together. My background is in facilitation, programme development, and community-based projects which I've drawn upon through my visual and fine arts education.
Jessie Robieson, Learning Innovation specialist
I was a teacher for 5 years before joining the Learning Innovation team in June 2017. I'm interested in 21st-century learning and using digital tools in the classroom to motivate students. I enjoy working with teachers to empower them when delivering digital lessons, and in the upcoming digital technologies curriculum.
Laura Jones, Museum Education Specialist
I've been a teacher for many years teaching to a wide range of year groups with an art specialism. I've studied and have a passion for museum education and see Te Papa as being perfectly positioned to help students make deep connections between the collections and their learning.
We can help schools with broadening the curriculum and we can enthuse students with new and innovative ways to engage with the world.
Scott Ogilvie, Museum Education Specialist
I love helping students discover our taonga and the stories these precious objects can tell. I specialise in science education but have become a bit of a jack-of-all-trades during my time at Te Papa.
I have a background in geography/geology, primary education, and science communication – all of which have been helpful in my role in museum education. As an advocate of life-long learning I am always looking to learn new things – most recently skiing, archery, and growing grapes!
Donald James, Learning Innovation Specialist
Working in Hīnātore lets me help others ask their own questions about Te Papa’s taonga, explore what makes it interesting to them, and get hands-on and creative with the technologies of the future.
I love being thrown into the deep end with new people, new technology and new ideas. I especially like questions I don’t know the answer to!
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