Natural History Museum: The Cocoon, ITT and informal learning | Andy Chandler-Grevatt

A trip to the Natural History Museum with trainee teachers got me thinking about informal learning and inspired by Cocoon, part of the NHM’s Darwin Centre.

As part of the Graduate Training Programme (GTP), I like to take my science students on a trip. This year we visited the Natural History Museum in London. I had not been for a couple of years and was astonished by the relatively new addition, The Cocoon.

The focus of the visit is firstly to improve subject knowledge (it’s guaranteed every visit I make to the NHM) and secondly to consider how learning can take place outside the…

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