September 27, 2018
If you are interested in exploring creativity in education a good starting point is this blog post written by Paul Carney.
Explaining creativity in education
In it he refers to the work of Csikszentmihalyi, who we discussed in sessions in the last few weeks.
An exploration of creativity in a wider sense in society and the creative economy can be heard in the recent episode of ‘Thinking Allowed’ on Radio 4.
Thinking Allowed: Creativity
September 14, 2018
Happy National Teaching Assistants Day to all of you!
There’s a great blog post written by staff working on the HLTA, FDLT and BALT courses here: http://bit.ly/LoveTAs
We hope you are all receiving the appreciation you deserve!
September 5, 2018
By now you will have received an email from Abbie Deeming, the course leader. You will probably be thinking about the first day and what to bring. Here is a reminder:
You must bring:
2 forms of ID for enrolment
You should bring:
Something to use to make notes in
An academic year diary or calendar
You might like to bring:
Food and drink:
A packed lunch or money to buy lunch in the student restaurant / local shops at lunchtime.
A drink and / or money to buy a drink at breaks.
Useful information to collect:
When you begin to take part in discussion about your setting and when you begin to write assignments you will need some basic information about your school to provide contextual background. It would be useful if you could collect this information and have it to hand over the opening weeks of the course.
Type of School (LA / Academy etc)
Location of school (rural, suburban, urban)
Age of pupils
Number of pupils on roll
Number and type of staff
% of pupils with SEND
% of pupils learning EAL
% of pupils with Pupil Premium
Unusual or distinctive features