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September 22, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Historical Storytelling📖

In my latest history input we spoke a bit about storytelling in a historical context. A video clip of this being done in a primary class was shown to us, it was quite inspiring. In the clip the teacher would put on a ‘special’ jacket when we was about to tell this history story. This […] Continue reading

September 20, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Lesson Planning

Today in our Social Subjects input we spoke about lesson planning around current/recent news events which relate to social subjects. This way the children are learning about current issues. Jennifer and I paired up to create a lesson plan, for a primary 7 class, based on a new article we found online about the effect […] Continue reading

September 19, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Geographical Mapping🗺

In our lecture today we learnt about using maps with children and how it develops new skills and knowledge of their local and global surroundings. You should use maps with children as maps are a way of communicating information about a specific place, they give children the support to interact with an environment they can […] Continue reading

September 17, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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The Empowerment of a Child’s Voice

Our geography lecture today was all about enquiry and planning with children. We did a few activities which involved looking at a first lesson on a topic the children hadn’t studied before in social subjects. We discussed and planned how you would get out this lesson – how would you entice the children into the […] Continue reading

September 12, 2018
by Rory O'Donnell
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Powerful Knowledge

Today’s lecture spoke about the idea of having a ‘sense of place’. We investigated ways in which this could be taught in the primary school. We created a mind map exploring the ideas that we had come up with – linking these to e’s and o’s, which included activities such as; creating maps of the […] Continue reading

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