Archives for Learning and Education Section
Welcome to the Archives for Learning and Education Section
The Archives for Learning and Education Section:
- advocates for the use of archives in formal education and informal learning activities
- supports our members to provide effective and innovative learning experiences
- fosters and maintains links with other ARA Sections and Regions and related external groups
We aim to:
- provide skills training to our members
- share useful tools, resources and examples of good practice with our members and the wider community
- monitor educational policy and legislation and respond where appropriate
- explore potential for collaboration with other ARA Sections and Regions and related external groups
The name of this group is intended to suggest the broad spectrum of learning activities to which the use of archives is relevant. It is also an acknowledgement that people coming into contact with the group may use different terminology to describe their work in this area.
Therefore, in this context, 'education' is used to describe formal learning, that is, structured learning that is usually provided by people with teaching experience or experience of working in schools, colleges or higher education institutions. In this sense, it also implies that it is learning that usually works toward pre-defined learning outcomes and often results in some kind of certification or qualification. On the other hand, 'learning' is here used to describe other types of learning that are less formal, for example, the kind of indirect learning and skills that visitors often achieve as a by-product of encountering or researching archives.
On these web pages you will find:
- how to contact us, section news and information about our activities, training and events
- useful links including curriculum material, learning organisations and educational resources
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