Help GEM make the case for heritage learning

If you complete the survey, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw for one of these four enticing prizes!

1. A free one year Curators' Art Pass from the Art Fund (entitling the holder to all National Art Pass discounts) 
2. A free place on one of GEM’s forthcoming training programmes
3. A year’s free membership of GEM
4. x 3 £30 Love2Shop vouchers 

GEM is thinking hard about its future.  Our ACE-funded Learning and Sharing Centre is in full swing, delivering a variety of new training courses and CPD, and our website is being redeveloped with a wealth of new and improved features.

From our regular membership events and surveys, we know quite a lot about our value as a professional network for museum and heritage educators. But to make the case for future funding, we would like to gather more information about the needs, activities and aspirations of the people who work in museum and heritage learning. (Please note the word “museum” refers not only to museums, but also to art galleries, natural and built heritage, historic houses, zoos, science and arts centres and other heritage organisations.)

This survey forms part of an independent review of our CPD provision. We’ve tried to keep it short and easy to complete. Most of the questions simply require you to tick a box. There are also some questions in section two that will help us gather evidence about the impact you have as a museum or heritage educator. When data is presented back to GEM, all responses will be anonymised.

Your feedback will help us plan our support, fundraising and advocacy for learning through museums and other heritage organisations.

The deadline is 14 February 2018.

Thank you in advance for your time.
GEM team

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* 1. Your name and job title

* 2. Your email address

* 3. Name of your museum, museum service or heritage organisation

* 4. Do you work for several organisations?

* 5. Are you

* 6. How would you describe the museum or heritage organisation you work for? Please choose the category that best describes where you do most of your work.

* 8. Which of the following organisations do you have a professional connection with?

  Member Work with Aware of Don't know or use
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Arts Marketing Association
Association for Heritage Interpretation
Association of Independent Museums
Audience Agency
Bridge Organisation/s
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
Cultural Learning Alliance
Culture Now
HEI researcher network
Kids in Museums
Museum Development team/s
Museum Federation/s
Museums Association
Museums Computer Group
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Subject Specialist Networks

* 9. Which other professional bodies do you have a significant connection with?

* 10. How would you define the stage you are at in your career?

* 11. If GEM were to develop its programme of continuous professional development, which of the following subjects would be of most interest? Please tick up to five options.

* 12. How can professional development best be delivered to suit your needs? Please tick up to three options.

* 13. What prevents you from taking up CPD? Please tick up to three options.

* 14. What encourages you to take up CPD? Please tick up to three options.

* 15. Are you aware of GEM's competency framework?

* 16. If yes, have you used it in any of the following ways? Please tick as many as apply.

* 17. Which websites or social media do you use to support your learning, research and professional development?

* 18. Which of the following statements best describes your approach to online learning? Please tick as many as apply.

* 19. Choose the kinds of online resource that would most suit your working methods.

* 20. What single thing would make online learning appealing to you?

* 21. Which of the following GEM services and resources do you value?

  Value highly Aware of but don't use Don't value
Annual conference
Training events
JISCmail discussion forum
GEM Case Studies
Journal of Education in Museums
Research and travel bursaries
Area events
Jobs listing
Monthly email newsletter

* 22. GEM describes itself as the 'voice for heritage learning'. How could we step up our role as an advocate for the sector?

  High priority Medium priority Low priority
Leading and publishing research
Influencing debate about cultural and educational policy
Establishing an All-Party Parliamentary Group for heritage learning
Recruiting high-profile patrons
Lobbying and campaigning (e.g. Ofsted, DCMS etc.)
Working more closely with the sector's lead bodies (e.g. MA, AIM, HLF etc.)
Developing a stronger presence across the UK
Developing a stronger international presence

* 23. Do you have any other comments about GEM's future?

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