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September 23, 2018
by Jocelyn Coventry
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Memorable School Experience: Class Act

Reflecting on my school experiences I realised I didn’t have one that really stood out to me from primary school (not unless you include the trip to the National Museum of Scotland when one of my classmates got their head stuck in a fancy-dress costume!) So instead I thought about memorable high school experiences and […] Continue reading

September 22, 2018
by Liam Hamilton
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My Thoughts and Opinions on Interdisciplinary Learning

I think interdisciplinary learning can be an effective tool in schools and can provide fantastic learning opportunities for children. For our ‘Developing Effective Teaching and Learning’ module, we have been asked to read 3 pieces of literature and discuss how that correlates to what our understanding of Interdisciplinary learning (IDL) is. Through this reading, my […] Continue reading

September 18, 2018
by Liam Hamilton
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Topic Work – My Opinions and Experiences!

We had our first lecture to introduce the ‘developing effective teaching and learning’ module on Monday 17th September. We were discussing topic work and how it can often be the most memorable sort of work that we did at primary school and how it can be a vital tool for interdisciplinary learning. Our task was […] Continue reading

September 17, 2018
by Beth Arbuckle
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Exploring European Countries – My Primary 6 Experience

In our introductory lecture for ED31002, we were asked to think back to our primary school experiences of topic/project work. We discussed the types of topics that usually came up, such as The Victorians, World War 2, and a few that were more specific to different areas of Scotland.  The topic that immediately came into […] Continue reading

September 17, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Effective Learning and Teaching: What Does it Look Like?

Everyone can remember certain things from primary school, whether it be a single lesson or a full topic, but why do we remember them? We remember them because they were fun. I don’t remember learning how to subtract one number from another, other than I had a Heinemann workbook to help me. What I do remember […] Continue reading

September 16, 2018
by Nadia Jeffreys
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What was the most pleasant learning experience from my time at school?

TDT: Developing Effectiveness in Teaching and Learning During my time in high school I struggled with finding my passion in certain subjects throughout my A- Levels. After I decided to resit a year at school with an array of completely random subjects (Psychology, Philosophy, Media Studies and Music), I found my passion grow for each […] Continue reading

September 12, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Health and Wellbeing Module, What am I Looking for?

So I’m half way through my first week of semester one, year three. I’m at the point in my studies where everything counts towards the degree I have been working so hard for, and my chosen module for this year is Health and Wellbeing. I have a little bit of knowledge about this subject from […] Continue reading

September 11, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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My Top Ten Warm-Up Activities

Before every P.E lesson, you need to perform a warm-up with your class to prevent strained muscles. Choosing the right warm-up activity for your activity can be difficult. Some may think that any old game of tag will warm everyone up, but is this relevant to the sport your are about to teach? Does it […] Continue reading

July 21, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Just a Massive List of Circle Games

Over the summer break, students and teachers alike seem to get very bored, many finding themselves a summer job to get themselves through, and earn that extra cash. This summer I have been working with a great summer camp, teaching children sports and playing games, but there was a time I was asked to play […] Continue reading

May 9, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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“So long, it’s been good to know ya!” – Week 8 in Stuttgart Reflection

Wednesday was my last day at ISS and it has been an emotional rollercoaster this final week. Monday and Tuesday were the last full days in school where the students could work on their exhibition because Wednesday would be the night where they showcased all the learning they have conducted over the 7 weeks that […] Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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School Structure

One thing that took some getting used to when I first arrived in France was the structure of the school day. This is something that is very different to Scotland. There are aspects of the school day that I believe are very good, however, there are also ways in which is believe the Scottish system […] Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Behaviour Management

Behaviour management is something that is very different from Scotland. I have noticed during my time in France that teachers are very strict and do not stand for any kind of misbehaviour. In Scotland, teachers are very much in support of positive reinforcement and having a very child cantered approach. I was very surprised about […] Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Identification of further learning

Over the past two months I have learned a lot thanks to the learning from life experience. However, one of the main things I have learned from working in a French primary school is the importance of teaching and learning a foreign language from a young age. Being submerged in the French culture has allowed […] Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Record of Planning Placement

I was in contact with our host Nina for the months leading up to the learning from life placement. She was very helpful with putting my mind at ease regarding my visit to France. Using email to communicate was very successful and allowed me to ask any questions before beginning placement. Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Thursday

On this day the children were back at Charlemagne for sports week. I was very excited about today as the sun was shining and it was the perfect day to be on the water. When we arrived, the teacher informed me that we were also going to be rowing. This scared me a bit as […] Continue reading

May 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Wednesday

The class that I am in most often is CM2, that is my base classroom within the school. I had been observing this class for the first two weeks of my placement and the teacher is considered to be my host within the school. I have gotten to know the children in this class very […] Continue reading

May 7, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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The Final Wrap Up

This placement has provided me with several learning opportunities and I am developing my own educational philosophy and teacher style. I was fortunate to have such a wide range of experiences during the six weeks with school trips, sports competitions and one to one observations. Gaining insight into these aspects has allowed me to grow […] Continue reading

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