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

at Leicester and UN

September 29, 2017
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Children’s Laureate

The current Children’s Laureate is Lauren Child and she is in this role from 2017 to 2019. This is what the Book trust said about her: “The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent … Continue reading

September 22, 2017
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Changes to assessment in primary schools

Last week the government published plans for changes to the way pupils are assessed at primary schools. You can read the announcement here. “The reforms will: improve the way that writing is assessed, so that teachers have more scope to … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
by Jean
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Collecting information about your school

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 … Continue reading

August 25, 2017
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No more boys and girls

Over the last two weeks BBC2 have screened ‘No More Boys and Girls – Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?’ and it is also available on iPlayer until mid September. You can read more about it here.       … Continue reading

August 10, 2017
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Locations and parking

We have two venues for study for the FDLT and BALT courses. Park Campus, University of Northampton. The postal address is: The University of Northampton Park Campus Boughton Green Road Northampton NN2 7AL In September we will be moving to … Continue reading

August 3, 2017
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Getting ready to study digitally

Using your computer, laptop or tablet will be essential to your success and efficiency as a student. Managing resources: Whilst you may receive paper copies of some materials, most will be in digital form for you to open as links … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
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Looking out for opportunities to learn

As a student of education there are many sources that you use to gather information to support your studies. As you begin your course you will be introduced to university resources to help you access academic books and journal articles … Continue reading

July 5, 2017
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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