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

at Leicester and UN

July 5, 2017
by Jean
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Study Skills for Academic Success

If you are starting the FDLT course in year 1 in September or currently in year 1  going into year 2 you can access this free online course here. The course is designed to help you if you are about … Continue reading

June 23, 2017
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University and course news!

This week we celebrated the teaching assistants who have gained HLTA status at a ceremony in Leicester. You can read more about it As a University we received some great news. We received gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). … Continue reading

June 12, 2017
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Stop motion animation

Last week Sophie Burrows, from Into Film, came to work with the FDLT year 1 groups to introduce stop motion animation as a technique for engaging learners. Sophie introduced the group to the basic principles that underpin stop motion animation: … Continue reading

June 1, 2017
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30 days wild!

Its June, its Spring and its half term: the perfect time to start a new challenge! The 30 days wild challenge asks us to make room for nature. You can sign up here to receive a wallchart and ideas pack. … Continue reading

May 17, 2017
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Ideas for supporting learning from children’s book illustrators

On Monday I was lucky to attend a creative session in the School Experience Library, at Park Campus, University of Northampton. This session, arranged by Academic Librarian, Hannah Rose and Library Learning Services, brought two author illustrators to share with … Continue reading

May 12, 2017
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Y1 visits to Newton Field Centre

This week both FDLT Year 1 groups visited Newton Field Centre in Northamptonshire. They explored how a visit to a Field Centre could support learning in geography, science,history and art. The Field centre teacher, Georgina Hand and a University of … Continue reading

April 13, 2017
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Learning at the Forest School

We are very lucky to have our own Forest School at Park Campus, University of Northampton. A few weeks ago the FDLT Year 2 students spent a morning there as part of their learning Beyond the Classroom module to explore … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Jean
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DLAB Erasmus free online course

Some of us who teach on FDLT, BALT and other education courses along with students and local teachers are part of an Erasmus+ project called Digital learning Across Boundaries – DLAB for short. We are working with educators in Belgium, … Continue reading