Learning Destinations are an essential part of the Children's University Australia program.
What are Learning Destinations?
Participants outside one of our Learning Destinations, the Migration Museum.
They are locations that provide the unique and engaging experiences where children can 'travel' outside of school hours. All Learning Destinations provide activities that children can choose to do, either independently or with their family:
- Public Learning Destinations are places outside the school grounds and can include museums, galleries, sports clubs and libraries.
- Restricted Learning Destinations are the activities which happen on school grounds outside lesson time.
- Registered Learning Destination activities are validated by CU Adelaide staff to ensure a superior experience where a student can receive a stamp in their Passport to Learning.
Learning Destinations are continuously developing new activities. The best way to access current information and events is referring to the CUA events calendar and the South Australian Learning Destination page.
What Activities Currently Exist?
Participants enjoying activities at Adelaide Zoo.
The Children University Australia website provides a comprehensive list of all South Australian Learning Destinations and event information, but you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.
Learning is dynamic, diverse and everywhere. Learning Destinations can be found across the state. Children’s University Adelaide staff are constantly looking to broaden the range of experiences available at Learning Destinations and working on setting up collaborations between Learning Destinations and connecting schools to service providers in the community.
If You Are a Learning Destination and Want to Get Involved
Urrbrae House at the University's Waite campus
Do you already currently provide activities for 7-18 year olds and would like to collaborate with larger networks and expand your community profile? CU Adelaide creates an opportunity to engage students and promote your exciting opportunities.
Validated Learning Destinations are responsible for delivering quality experiences for children outside of school hours that are fun, engaging, and meet the CUA validation framework. Validation is the initial process in becoming a Learning Destination as part of Children's University Adelaide. Many of the activities validated through Children’s University are already existing activities that easily met the criteria for validation and had clear learning outcomes.
All Learning Destinations are expected to operate to their statutory requirements and responsibilities in the areas of Health and Safety, Public Liability and Child Safe Environments.
Why Become a Learning Destination?
Claire, a participant, at one of the Learning Destination's activities.
Becoming a Learning Destination offers the opportunity to connect your passion to a young audience. Becoming a Learning Destination can be a powerful way to engage in the community and contribute to the success and achievement of young people.
The validation of activities across all Learning Destinations indicates the quality of the program or experience for students and families.