GEM Cymru: the New Curriculum for Wales Resources
In 2022, GEM launched a series of free workshops, training sessions, learning resources and other opportunities to support the museum learning sector in Wales. The project aims to stimulate innovative thinking and practice of new resources and Curriculum for Wales specific activities in the museums and cross sector organisations throughout Wales.
Toolkit for Museums
As part of a Welsh Government funded project, GEM worked with Dr Marian Gwyn to produce a comprehensive toolkit for museums in Wales to help them navigate the new Curriculum for Wales.
Film: What are schools now looking for on a self directed museum visit?
GEM have worked with one of the architects of the history curriculum, Dr Huw Griffiths, on a film that outlines his personal advice for museums on what schools will be looking for on a self-directed visit.
As part of this Welsh Government funded work, GEM and Dr Marian Gwyn have produced a presentation that museum, archive or library staff can use to present their services to local schools as part of a school INSET, or as a stand-alone presentation to a school staff meeting or training session. You can download the dual language PowerPoint below. There are also background and presenter guidance notes for you to download. Download the Welsh version of these files here.
Film: How can your museum, archive or local study library help you deliver your new curriculum?
GEM and Huw Griffiths have also produced another film that can be shown as part of the presentation where he talks about how schools can utilise their local heritage providers in their curriculum delivery.
GEM Case Studies: Curriculum for Wales
The case studies in this publication include examples of museums who have received funding from the Welsh Government, via the GEM Cymru micro grant scheme, to help develop their learning services as the curriculum was first rolled out in Autumn / Winter 2022/23. GEM are very grateful to these museums for sharing their success, challenges and lessons learned during this initial period of curriculum introduction.