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Leading on learning

Innovation and inspiration are central to the Library’s support for schools, teachers and lifelong learners in the UK. Through our Learning Team we help students develop new skills for learning and research and provide teachers with resources that stimulate new ways of teaching.

The Learning Team also supports curriculum innovation by pioneering the use of new types of source material in education and by providing professional development opportunities for teachers.

During the year over 10,000 students took part in our face-to-face educational sessions – a figure 35% above our Funding Agreement target. A further
340,000 visited our Learning website – 70% above target. Highlights of the year included:

  • running workshops for Sixth Form and Further Education Media Studies students to accompany the Front Page exhibition
  • launching a major Citizenship project, in partnership with schools and museums in Yorkshire, exploring the campaign for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
  • working with youth and community groups in London to encourage deeper understanding of the complexity of cultural identity
  • helping students from North London to co-curate an exhibit in London: A Life in Maps.


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