Innovate Educate has worked with English Heritage over a number of years. We created an education resource focusing on Stonehenge for students of geography, heritage management and travel and tourism. We have also been asked to carry out research and evaluation projects.
A particularly fascinating project with English Heritage was a study that focused on one school and how it engaged with a local castle and museum learning team. History students in Year 7 were given a hypothesis to prove or disprove by exploring objects, the most engaging being the castle itself (the fragments of a cannon ball came a close second). The students used iPads to create two videos: one, an instructional video on how to handle objects safely/correctly; the second, a short video, was displayed in the castle’s visitor centre.
Innovate Educate was commissioned to evaluate this project. Methods included:
A blog and photographic evidence created as a project diary helped to share the project with museum and education communities.
I’ve just finished reading the report and it is absolutely brilliant.
I am so pleased with it – and the work that you’ve done has been phenomenal. It will influence the way we make resources in the future, and how they are presented and made available.