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October 11, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Bringing Mindfulness and Poetry Together

I smell the rain appearing in the damp air I see the drear grey clouds with the winter sun peering through I see red, orange, yellow Crunch! I can hear my exaggerated footsteps I feel confused as to how a form of death can be so beautiful, yet often go unnoticed. This poem was created using a combination […] Continue reading

October 9, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Makey Makey🕹

On the 26th of September we had a lecture with Derek. No one knew this lecture would lead to us being Derek’s most successful ‘Makey Makey’ class throughout his time teaching this module. Derek firstly spoke to us about using technology in the classroom, its benefits and purposes for real learning. He then introduced the […] Continue reading

October 8, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Storytelling in Music🎼

Today we had a music workshop with Sharon. The workshop started with Sharon showing us how to introduce music to children through using your body and vocals for making sound. The advantage of this is that there is less mess and disruption than if you were to get musical instruments out in the classroom. This […] Continue reading

October 7, 2018
by Danielle Skippens
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Bringing International Games in to the Classroom

During a lecture, we were considering the games we played as a child and how they related to our country, the innate parts of being human and the impacts that some games had on our futures. It was interesting to see that the most prominent games played were schools (where we were all the teacher) […] Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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RRS Discovery⚓️

Today we had a day off from university, so Jennifer, Beth and I decided to use the time to do an education trip to the RRS Discovery ship in Dundee. Our aim was to learn about the history, geography and science of the exhibition and reflect on the suitability of the exhibition for children and […] 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 30, 2016
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Arcade Fire, Deserted Islands and Chrome Experiments

I teach on a 3rd year module on the teacher education programme at the University of Dundee. Entitled, Developing Effective Teaching and Learning, it aims to explore how learning can go beyond subject boundaries and in doing so make rich, cohesive, purposeful and relevant links between and across the subject areas. There is a focus […] Continue reading

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