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This page is updated with Teacher Education News, details of research along with any teaching events being run by our partner schools. It also has details of all the upcoming 'important' dates for your calendars.

Free KS2 materials combining Astronomy and Dance

Fun, free resources combining astronomy and dance have been created for Year 5 and 6 aged pupils by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), in partnership with dancer Lucy Starkey.

Aimed at assisting teachers and parents, the six-week scheme of work features interactive educational videos, which were filmed at the University’s Alston Observatory, and classroom investigations, although they can also be completed using household items.

The programme challenges traditional science-learning and uses dance to engage the youngsters with the curiosity and excitement of scientific ideas.

Further details can be found here.

 

Teaching Primary Maths Through Art

Houry Melkonian, lecturer in Mathematics and a fellow of the Education Incubator, is currently working on a project which looks at teaching and learning maths through art.

 

Below is a link to the blog she published in relation to this:

https://uoeeduinc.wordpress.com/2020/11/12/creatively-reimagine-the-education-of-mathematics-through-the-use-of-visual-art-at-primary-levels/

 

She would like to invite schools to trial new approaches to creatively teach and learn mathematical skills through the use of visual art, and if interested, to explore this beautiful interlock between both subjects.

 

If you are interested in taking part please do send her email at h.melkonian@exeter.ac.uk.

 

Climate Change Education Research Network

 

School-Based Intervention for ADHD

 

Abby Russell and Darren Moore are running a study where they are developing a school-based intervention for ADHD. They are looking to get in touch with a wide range of teaching staff to find out about people's experiences working with children with ADHD, and to join their planning group to co-design the intervention.

 

Please see the below for further details:

 

Classics for All

 

Please see the below in relation to Classics for All, offering support for the introduction or development of the teaching of classical subjects sustainably on the curriculum or as an after school activity in the Plymouth and Torbay area

FRAP 4 Deadlines

Tuesday 18 May 2021 - All Primary Cohorts

Friday 21 May 2021 - All Secondary Cohorts

 

FSR Deadlines

Wednesday 16 June 2021 - All Secondary Cohorts

Friday 18 June 2021 - All Primary Cohorts

 

Secondary PST Training, Development and Consultation

Week commencing 24 May 2021, specific dates to follow

 

Seminar Days

Primary

Friday 30 April 2021

Thursday 01 July 2021

 

Secondary

Friday 14 May 2021

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Details will appear here

Wellbing and Metacognition Survey

One of our colleagues from the School of Psychology is conducting an online study into children's wellbeing and metacognition. Schools can contribute by either distributing the flyer with details of the project to parents and carers or by hosting the research team.

Below is a letter from the organiser as well as flyers for both the school SENCo and also Parents and Carers.

Letter to School SENCo

Flyer for School SENCo

Flyer for Parents and Carers

 

If you have any queries please contact Hannah Bunce (hb616@exeter.ac.uk)

 

Worldviews and Religious Education

This survey forms part of a research project on Worldviews and Religious Education. I know that teachers are incredibly overworked at the moment but if you could spare 10 to 15 minutes to fill this in, I would really appreciate it.  I am hoping to use this data to develop resources for teachers to assist with teaching about worldviews and religion(s). Any questions please do contact Ruth Flanagan at r.flanagan@exeter.ac.uk.

 

https://exeterssis.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_81iFygJfF48VnUy

Details will appear here