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A Minor Celebration.

Thursday’s celebratory session for PED3016 was a raging success. Trainees, from all the minor specialist areas, provided a little glimpse into their work over the last three years. Amongst the presentations, was a medieval musical interlude, a history picture quiz … Continue reading

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Capital of culture and cultural capital!

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PGCE trainees explored the Walker Art Gallery during February as part of The LAC module whereby they began to consider how to help children learn from and within a gallery space. They were asked to consider the value of orientation … Continue reading

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Time Flies…

Well this term has certainly flown by. It has been hectic and it has been mad at times, but it has also been a lot of fun. During history sessions this term, here at the University of the Year, trainees … Continue reading

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Launch of the Edge Hill Partnership Learning Outside The Classroom Network

Tuesday 21st October will see the launch of a Learning Outside The Classroom Network at Edge Hill University bringing Primary and Early Years teachers, Informal learning Settings and organisations such as museums, zoos, nature reserves, ranger services and galleries together, … Continue reading

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RE and secular sacred

The Early Years students explored a selection of toolkit ideas to explore PSED and RE with young children. One was to explore the Jewish Passover plate with children and discuss the exodus/Passover  story. We also linked it to cultural stories … Continue reading

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Cross curricular experiential learning: RE, Music and English

Learning outside the classroom can be a wonderful experience because it allows people to relax and experiment with ideas in an environment that isn’t restrictive for noise or enthusiasm. In fact noise and enthusiasm is positively encouraged. The part time … Continue reading

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Reconnecting to Nature: A Call for Action

September is a lovely time of the year in West Lancashire, the skies are filled with the sounds of skeins of wild geese and swans returning home from Europe for the winter.  It is a scene that  our ancestors, over … Continue reading

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PED1012 Primary History Workshop

Next week sees the start of the first year undergraduate foundation subjects module, PED1012. A launch event, next Wednesday, is followed by a series of workshop activities for each of the foundation subjects. PED1012 is a crucial module for our … Continue reading

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Ormskirk Town Trail

A new term allows us to revisit sessions, materials and the experiences we provide for our trainees. For some time I have been looking forward to revising and updating the Ormskirk Town Trail. This summer, I got the chance. On … Continue reading

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New National Music Curriculum

The new national curriculum for music comes into force in September, 2014. Of course, music is what it is – singing, performing, composing and improvising, listening. These are the key musical processes that we promote in music teaching. Any curriculum … Continue reading

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