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October 4, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Teaching for Equity and Wellbeing: Lecture-related Post

  (Sorry… the title today is rather uninspiring… so if you can think of one that’s utra-inspiring… feel free to inspire me!) Reading. On. Poverty – and closing the attainment gap. Oh, and emotional and physical health in the classroom. It’s all weighty stuff because … as teachers… we do not possess the super-power of … Continue reading “Teaching for Equity and Wellbeing: Lecture-related Post” Continue reading

May 17, 2019
by Claire Smith
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So, after learning about my learning placement (Lfl ’19) … I’ve decided to account myself to my learning more and uptake in the sport of writing a daily blog over summer. It’s not aiming to be a massive task, but something educationally amusing. A cocktail of words a day doesn’t do anyone any harm! It’s … Continue reading “SO, Summer: LET’S MOVE FOWARD!” Continue reading

May 14, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Well, c’est la vie – and it’s bonne!

I thought I would write. Write quickly – not a long post, but a “hello Summer, goodbye Second Semester” reflection. Time has passed and placement is now over. Over and done with, unfortunately. But, well, that’s it. This year has flown into history (too quickly) and even though my Lfl ’19 placement did not challenge … Continue reading “Well, c’est la vie – and it’s bonne!” Continue reading

January 22, 2019
by Laura Mason
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Reflection – I Want to Better My Practice!

Personally, I find taking constructive criticism somewhat difficult. Throughout my high school years, I would tend to have the mindset to ‘give up’ if the slightest thing was wrong – a list of corrections in an essay, a failed test. The list can go on and on. It would put me off that particular area […] Continue reading

October 17, 2018
by Rachel Noble
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Interest and Empathy Towards the Children During the War.

In this blog post, I am going to talk about the learning experience of using artefacts to teach about the child evacuees during the war.  I am going to be writing this from the learners point of view as well as making reference to ideas for teaching from a teacher’s perspective. Although this workshop was […] 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

August 13, 2018
by Mirren Aird
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International Baccalaureate Introduction Module

This post includes my reflections from the International Baccalaureate Introduction module which I am very excited to be starting this semester! Reflective Activity 1 The International Baccalaureate identifies one of its main characteristics as centring on the learner which I feel is also prevalent in the Curriculum for Excellence which I have no become more […] Continue reading

August 12, 2018
by Emma McCall
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Introduction to International Baccalaureate

This post covers my reflections upon the first online module for the International Baccalaureate elective, comparing  the IB Programme to the Curriculum for Excellence. Reflective Activity 1: How do the IB aims align with the main aims of CfE? The aims of CfE focus upon providing students with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary in […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Reflection on Experiences

Prior to the learning from life placement I have had one professional practice placement. This took place in a Scottish primary school. I was in my first year of the MA (Hons) Education course and it was my first experience of teaching in a Scottish primary school. I had the best experience on my first […] Continue reading

February 19, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Evolutionary Experiences

My learning experience (so far) has been examined under a microscope, with the results below. You’ll also learn a little on behaviour (but only if you are eager to)! When a word in a dictionary ‘spots’ a new reader: Hello, my name is Floccinaucinihilipilification.Nice to meet you – what’s yours? The reaction when the reader … Continue reading “Evolutionary Experiences” Continue reading

February 11, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Waving 2017 A Goodbye

It is now 2018 and this year promises to bring a very exciting semester with so many opportunities. Although I am looking forward, it is important to look back at 2017 and my very first semester at University. 2017 has been a very hectic, crazy yet fun year. It has brought me a new sense …

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January 26, 2018
by Katie Jones
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If you can’t love yourself…

One of the most important parts of being a teacher, at any stage in your career, is reflection. Anyone looking into teacher education does so with the knowledge that they will always be learning; both in terms of the curriculum areas and in terms of bettering themselves to ensure the best outcome for the children […] Continue reading

January 24, 2018
by Emma McCall
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A Semester of Change

Semester 1 has been a whirlwind of new experiences, people and knowledge. The blink of an eye and I am half way through my first year at University. How did that happen? Semester 1 has undoubtedly had a huge effect on my social skills, forcing me to start conversations and build new friendships. Throughout my […] Continue reading

January 23, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Keep your Chimp in the Cage!

January, you’ve caught me out again. Your presence inflicts upon me the sort of gloomy, stern feeling that tightly stretches out the hours of daylight and compresses the moonglow. I’m left hanging on until the end of month, desperate that a prince will rescue me into the romanticised February. This New Year seemed to shower … Continue reading “Keep your Chimp in the Cage!” Continue reading

January 19, 2018
by Blaze Lambert
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New year, same pressures?

The New Year and new semester are now well underway and with this, brings a time for reflection. This past semester has taught me to have more faith in my own abilities. I have always wanted to go to Scotland to study; moving over here was an exciting new chapter of my life. However, I […] Continue reading

November 6, 2017
by Rachel Noble
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Reflection on maths in sports!

Previously, it hadn’t occurred to me about maths in sports. If I was playing a sport, my main aim and line of thought would be to try and score, or win, along with using some tactics. Therefore, today’s workshop about maths in sports really opened up my eyes to see how the fundamentals of mathematics […] Continue reading

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 5, 2017
by Emma McCall
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It’s Time to Reflect

Our second seminar was all about reflection – reflecting on our thoughts, questions, and opinions from the past few weeks. Carrie asked us all to discuss questions that we have regarding the topics we’ve learnt about so far and the various tasks we have completed. Straight away our group jumped to the last seminar about […] Continue reading

October 1, 2017
by Jay Petrie
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Three Powerful Words – Race, Ethnicity and Discrimination

This post is a reflection from the Values: Self Society and the Professions lecture on Tuesday 26th September 2017 with Derek Robertson. Summary of Events Before the lecture began, we were all asked to write down our initial thoughts on the terms Race, Ethnicity, and Discrimination. These are all terms in which although I have heard numerous times, have never really looked up or […] Continue reading

September 28, 2017
by Nadine Duncan
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Resource Allocation

”Use the resources in the envelope to create a useful tool for a new student at the University of Dundee”. The instruction sounded pretty straightforward, but after the task, I had an enhanced understanding of the variables that affect how easy it is to complete a given task. Our group was split up into 5 smaller […] Continue reading

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