A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

July 12, 2022
by Jean
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Exploring stop motion animation with FDLT year 1.

In the final FDLT year 1 session the students worked together to create their own stop motion animations. In this activity they brought together subject knowledge and practical and creative skills to convey some information or an idea. In a … Continue reading

a screenshot of a teacher in their office over Collaborate.

December 19, 2021
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Learning about education in other places in the world on the BALT course

This week our BA Learning and teaching students had the opportunity to talk with a teacher working in an international school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Module tutor, Laura-Jane Devanny, organised this experience to help bring to life the PDT3009 Education … Continue reading

children's cook covers

June 3, 2020
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How can we work for a better world?

As you keep up to date with the news you will no doubt be considering how we in education can work for a more fair and equal society. In classrooms using children’s literature as the basis for conversations is a … Continue reading

January 30, 2020
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Animating science!

Over the last few weeks the FDLT Year 1 students have been making stop motion animations. They used the app ‘StopMotionStudio’ on ipads to make their animations, and the app ‘iMovie’ to edit them, adding sounds and music.  The students … Continue reading

September 30, 2019
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What can we learn from education in Finland?

When you are examining the curriculum, what is taught and how learning is organised, making international comparison can be useful. In this article in the guardian, journalist Sally Weale discusses the approach to the curriculum and learning in Finland. As … Continue reading

December 3, 2018
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Christmas writing fun!

Pobble have shared ten fun ideas to inspire writing with a Christmas theme here. Christmas poems Jesse’s frosty festive poem evokes all the senses. She’d love you to have a read. Christmas in China What is your Christmas fortune? Dexter … Continue reading

June 13, 2018
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FDLT year 1 field trips

Last week the FDLT year 1 students went on field trips to explore different ways of supporting learning outdoors. Led by Ken Bland and Georgina Hand, they explored fieldwork around a river including mapping the meander, measuring depth; testing speed … Continue reading