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June 7, 2018
by Kim Rennie
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End of an Era

I felt I would leave this post slightly later than I had originally thought; back at the end of November I posted “Writing my thesis and co-fighting cancer”. At the beginning of fourth year, I made the decision, with the support of my 6 best friends and my year convenor to continue with university despite …

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November 6, 2017
by Ben Neighbours
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Curiosity in Science

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November 4, 2017
by Kim Rennie
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Exploring Edinburgh!

Whilst Steph and I had Stephanie’s friend from America, Apshara, over for the week. We thought we should take a trip to the capital to show her a little more of Scotland. Perfect time for another Social Studies blog! *** When we arrived in Edinburgh, we decided to go to Princes’ Street Gardens and the …

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October 18, 2017
by Kim Rennie
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“Everyone is different…”

“But that means everyone can fit in” (Paddington The Movie, 2014) Just from one quote, Paddington the Movie could stem a lot of lessons about inclusion, respecting diversity and expressing feelings. However, this was not the reason behind watching this film. We had been told about Paddington the Movie in our social studies elective as …

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October 17, 2017
by Kim Rennie
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Embracing my Inner Child (and the wind)!

Ok, so all my friends from the Central Belt of Scotland talked of great trips of the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh for class trips. Being a ‘Northern’, I had never been and was a little jealous. So, with the elective as a great excuse, Katie and I set off to Edinburgh for a day …

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March 19, 2017
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Failing our children?

I am perplexed. Perhaps slightly naïve/idealistic in my thinking but I believe the solutions to many “issues” in education can be solved quite simply. As a mother of two children, with varying degrees of ASN and also as an educator,  the issues … Continue reading Continue reading

December 23, 2016
by Ruth Duck
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Reflection on the #UoDTransitionEY

  Phew! After a busy term, I have finally managed to find the time to reflect upon my Nursery Transition experience. I would like to thank all those at my nursery who helped me develop my learning throughout this opportunity. Three areas which I wanted to develop in particular were communication skills with the children, behaviour management […] Continue reading

November 2, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Take a Wonder into the Woods

As the old favourite goes – if you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. After missing my placement lifestyle of being so relaxed and enjoying nature, that and after reading ‘Nearby Nature: A Buffer of Life Stress Among Rural Children’ (Wells and Evans, 2003) – I decided to drag …

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November 1, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Outdoor play in Early Years

For my second week back at nursery, I was asked to spend my afternoon outdoors. This request was met by my delight at the chance to have a look into some more learning in the outdoor particularly as this is an age that I have had no experience working outdoors with. In the nursery there …

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October 17, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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My Dad is on Facebook!

Strange educational blog post title – yes. However, after 6 years of protesting how much he dislikes facebook, around a month ago my dad officially joined the digital space and made a facebook account. This shows me just how much we are moving towards a digital age and how much our lives revolve around the …

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October 9, 2016
by Ruth Duck
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First day of #UoDTransitionEY

Last Wednesday marked my first day going into a nursery placement. During this year at the University of Dundee I and a 7 other training teachers have been given the opportunity to go out into a nursery setting in Dundee prior to our formal placement this coming March. This is for a research project proposed by 3 of […] Continue reading

October 7, 2016
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Comenius to John Swinney and all that in between!

Having had a break from blogging for quite a few months, mainly due to time constraints and most certainly not for the lack of things to blog about. I felt that now would be a good time to restart. There … Continue reading Continue reading

October 7, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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First day at Nursery!

On Wednesday, as my previous blog post stated, I was off for my first day of nursery for part of my Transition Project at university. The nerves this morning were there a little bit but not as much as the night before. The minute I walked into the school, I was greeted by a lovely receptionist …

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October 6, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald
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Appreciate and Evaluate a Dance Piece or Show (Dance 3H)

Tchaikovsky’s story of The Nutcracker was the dance piece that I decided to evaluate as it is one that I personally enjoy.However, it would be very difficult to evaluate the whole performance, so the excerpt which I have chosen is from  8:28 to 23:22. My Evaluation Choreography Staging Lighting Sound Costume   Continue reading

October 5, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald
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Learning from Packaging (Art 4H)

This task requires me to compare and contrast different food packaging and decide which one is my personal favourite and why. As well as this,  I have to decide on the message they give out and to whom the message would be for. Lastly, from this I will look at how this can be used in […] Continue reading

October 5, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s off to Nursery We Go

Before I get started, Happy World Teacher Day! Facebook reminded me today that it was 5 years ago that I lasted stepped foot in a nursery. That was for a grand total of one afternoon and I was a 15 year old who was keeping an open mind to my career path. I must have …

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October 4, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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The Issues with the Outdoors

Reflect on what you have read. What challenges may there be when beginning outdoor learning with a class? How would you plan and prepare for this? Evidence – Write a reflection on the positive aspects and challenges of outdoor learning. Plan an outdoor learning lesson with a focus on Health & Wellbeing. Where will you …

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