Dinosaurs in the Curriculum

Professional learning

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Dinosaurs! They were big, fierce, scary and in the Victorian Curriculum! Come along to this highly interactive Professional Learning session and map where dinosaurs fit to the Victorian Curriculum with Maria James, Curriculum Manager Science at VCAA. Discover how you can develop inquiry based learning units and teach the capabilities under the theme of dinosaurs with Rebecca Bates, Museum Program Coordinator and Inquiry learning specialist. Learn more about dinosaurs from Australia with Priscilla Gaff, Museum Program Coordinator and dinosaur digger.  And go on a guided tour of the galleries and meet museum palaeontologists and have time to ask all of your dinosaur and palaeontology questions to find out the latest in science.

All participants will leave with resources and formative assessment ideas and frameworks for incorporating dinosaurs into your classroom and Victorian curriculum for levels F to 6.

Curriculum links

  • F to Level 2: Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met.
  • Level 3 to 4: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.
  • Level 5 to 6: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
  • And more!


Tuesday 11 December, 1.00pm–3.30pm

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton 3053

Cost: Free

Register now online or call 03 8341 7767