• Three Days in the Theatre of Learning

    Three Days in the Theatre of Learning

    Having spent two days with us last year, an old friend of Edge Hill, Sue Phillips, spent three days with us to showcase her approach to experiential learning: one day with secondary Undergraduates, one day with PGCE and one day with Primary students. Sue has developed the ‘Theatre of Learning’ pedagogy. This began with an […]

  • FA Primary PE Teachers’ Award

    FA Primary PE Teachers’ Award

    We are proud that the KS2/3 Course was able to pilot this brand new Award for PE teachers from the FA.  Over 40 trainees from a variety of subject specialisms were able to become the first Primary teachers in the North-West to complete this award.  The aim of the course is to enable all primary […]

  • Primary students on The Farm

    Primary students on The Farm

    Part time primary trainees have recently been thinking about what education is for.  They made this video as part of their work.  Maggie said, “I love it and made me realise that they will never be sheep”

  • What is a Religiously educated person?

    What is a Religiously educated person?

    Primary RE trainees were asked to consider what characteristics a person who is ‘religiously educated’ would have. Would they be spiritual, practising a religion, respectful of others, have intra-personal intelligence or something else? Trainees worked in groups to create a visual metaphor out of plasticine and presented their ideas to the class.  This type of […]

  • If you go down to the woods today…

    If you go down to the woods today…

    As part of the launch of the PGCE Primary programme, the trainees took part in workshops that gave them a taster of creative ways to teach the foundation subjects. A group of 60 students took part in exploring Sacred Spaces by considering the work of Eliade (1987) and Turkle (2011) where objects become evocative or […]

  • Beyond the Worksheet

    Beyond the Worksheet

    Part Time primary trainees from Edge Hill recently explored creative learning in the gallery, using the cultures gallery in the World Museum Liverpool. They took part in a Hindu and Buddhist story telling workshop and used the artefacts as a stimulus to create their own interpretations. In groups they re-enacted and the devices that support […]

  • Edge Hill discusses primary RE

    Edge Hill’s primary RE subject leader, Maggie Webster, takes part in a round table discussion about faith schools in the latest issue of Educate! magazine.  You can read it here: Primary RE  

  • Holi Festival of Colour comes to Edge Hill

    Holi Festival of Colour comes to Edge Hill

    MAY 9, 2013 Schoolchildren helped Edge Hill University recreate the Holi Festival of Colour to highlight why it’s important to keep Religious Education on the national curriculum. For the first time in the north-west, replicating India’s popular springtime religious celebration, students, staff and pupils from Nutgrove Methodist Primary in St Helens took part in throwing […]