Teaching and Education workshops
Studying education - what options are available?
Discover the range of degree subjects we have to offer in the College of Education, including Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Child and Youth Studies, SEND, Primary Education and PGCE. This presentation will go in to detail about the opportunities available on the various courses, including work placements, assessment methods and key subject areas.
Exploring careers in child and youth studies
This session provides students with course information on Child and Youth Studies as well as more general hints and tips on how to apply for this course.
Students will learn about careers within Child and Youth Studies and have the chance to ask our lecturers and students questions about studying at university. This session includes a 20 minute practical activity and the opportunity to explore the facilities available at the university.
Creating positive learning environments for young people aged 0-19 years
This fun and interactive session gives your students a glimpse into what and how children and young people can learn creatively.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a short interactive teaching and learning session which allows them to choose a resource, an object/picture/event/experience, and explore all the learning opportunities that could arise from it across the 0-19 age range and explore their role in promoting a positive learning experience/environment.
Exploring careers in early childhood studies
This session provides students with course information on Early Childhood Studies as well as more general hints and tips on how to apply for this course.
They will learn about careers within Early Childhood Studies and have the chance to ask our lecturers and students questions about studying at university.
This session includes a 20 minute practical activity and the opportunity to explore the facilities available at the university.
What influences learning and development in the early years (0-5 years)
This fun and interactive session gives your students a glimpse into some of the ways children learn through creativity. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a short interactive teaching and learning session which looks at ideas influencing children’s early learning and development.
Working with students with special needs
This session has been designed to give students an insight into working with individuals with special needs. It begins with an interactive session on what constitutes special needs, including issues such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other categories associated with SEN. Students will have an insight into how the world may look for this group of learners.
We will examine how teachers and support staff work with learners identified as having special needs, including activities which will allow students to use some of the resources and aids which are used in teaching, including software, communication aids and games.
A day in the life of an Education Studies student
Students will start the workshop with a mini lecture on the current education debates in the UK looking at areas such as the impact of poverty; alternative forms of schooling; learning, teaching and assessment; inclusion of and excluding learners and special educational needs. They will also have an opportunity to learn more about career routes in the education sector, and take part in interactive activities.
What can you do with an Education Studies degree?
This session will start with a presentation about the broad range of careers from an Education Studies degree, different routes into teaching across the lifelong learning sector from primary schools to higher education and opportunities in other educational settings eg community teaching and museums, to name just two. The session will finish with an opportunity for questions and answers.
Teaching English to speakers of other languages
This session is a unique opportunity for students who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages either in the UK or abroad. The session will explain what TESOL involves, both as a course of study on the BA (Hons) Education Studies (TESOL pathway) degree and as a career. Students will learn about opportunities to study abroad and seek postgraduate internships with travel and accommodation funded by the European Union’s Erasmus Plus.
Mathematical problem solving in the primary classroom
Discover how primary school teachers unleash the problem solving capabilities of young learners through collaborative structures. The session will unpack some of the long held beliefs about problem solving and afford participants an opportunity to engage in mathematical problem solving activities.
Analysis and evaluation of session activities will provide numerous opportunities to identify the fundamental skills, dispositions and attitudes required to become an effective problem solver in mathematics. Primary and lower grade secondary mathematical content will provide the context through which constructs within problem solving are explored.
The collaborative nature of activities will provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share ideas and thoughts.
Storytelling and story making in primary English
Students will discover how to use storytelling to make stories come alive for young children. They will explore the role of storytelling in developing children’s imagination, vocabulary and story structures.
The session will give students the opportunity to engage in storytelling and create their own stories by using a range of different techniques. Students will have time to work with others and to develop their understanding of learning through stories.
If you would like any further information on any of the above sessions or would like to book a session for your students, please contact us.