Getting the message across
Peter Pentland is the Programs Coordinator of Physical Sciences for Museum Victoria and is based at Scienceworks museum.
Peter trained as a Mathematics and Physics teacher and taught in Victorian schools for about 20 years. He has worked at Museum Victoria for the past 10 years. His position at Museum Victoria involves interpreting exhibitions for education and general public audiences. This has involved consulting with relevant scientists, writing text panels, preparing education kits for schools, writing and presenting shows for education and general public audiences. It also involves delivery of professional development for teachers.
Peter has also been involved with teams that have published Physics textbooks and series of science library books for primary aged children. Three of these projects have won awards in the Australian Awards for Educational Publishing.
The main themes of Peter’s talk will be how to effectively communicate with audiences and how we can raise the level of scientific literacy in the community.