Teaching and Education

We provide a range of on-site events focusing on teaching and education. These events are designed to give your students an insight into university life. We are also able to provide a range of taster workshops for your students. These sessions can take place at either the University or your school or college. For more details and to book on-site events or taster sessions, please see the information below.

100%overall satisfaction in BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies**National Student Survey 2019
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Date: 13 November 2019
Year group: Year 12/13
Location: Kedleston Road, Markeaton Street, One Friar Gate Square, Derby
Description: This event, based at our Derby Campus will give your students the opportunity to experience the breadth of courses we have to offer. They will be able to talk to current students, speak with support services such as Admissions, and speak with academics about the courses available at Derby. Students will also receive a guided tour of our real world learning facilities and an optional tour of our Halls of Residence.

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Date: 16 October 2019
Year group: Year 12/13
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Description: Do you have students that are looking to make a difference to the lives of others? This event is perfect for those who are interested in or would like to find out more about the many careers that exist within the education and health sectors. Are you, as a member of teaching staff, looking to better support your students interested in careers in the education and health sectors? You and your students are welcome to join us to take part in a day of interactive subject tasters for students, and CPD sessions for teaching staff.

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Date: 1 April 2020
Year group: Year 12/13
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Description: Working in teams, students will look at the role of creativity in inclusive practice; each team will develop an inclusive resource for use in classroom situations, they will then pitch their idea to a panel explaining why their resource is inclusive. This activity relates to a variety of our Education programmes for students considering working with young people in a wide range of settings including SEND & TESOL, as well as more generalist educational roles and highlights the importance of inclusive practice to enhance learning.

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Date: 25 March 2020
Year group: Year 12/13
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Description: Whilst staff from the Discipline of Education, Childhood and Inclusion are academics in their own area of expertise, the role of Speech, Language and Communication in children, young people and adults is a theme which unites them all. This session will explore the typical stages involved in the development of speech and language, as well as atypical development for those living with an additional educational need, such as autism. It will address the importance of communication for typically and atypically developing children and young people, including the role of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication), such as signs and symbols.

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Date: Flexible
Year group: Year 12/13
Location: University of Derby/your school or college
Description: We can provide a range of taster workshops for your students, either at the University or at your school or college. Examples of the types of tasters we can offer include:

  • Education Studies: Is there a gender agenda? The education debate
  • Education Studies: 'Because I said so!': exploring behaviour management in schools
  • Child and Youth: When is a lemon not a lemon? This session focuses on teaching, learning and adapting to the needs of individuals
  • Child and Youth: Spaghetti scaffolding. This session focuses on scaffolding learning and working effectively as a team and problem solving - solution focused thinking
  • Early Childhood Studies: Play, Play, Play!: The role and importance of play in children's lives
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability: What makes SEND so special?
  • Teacher Training: Learn to teach; teach to learn

Get in touch: sclteam@derby.ac.uk