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January 21, 2019
by Kathleen McAvoy
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Semester one, over and done.

So here we are, second week of January after surviving the first semester of my first year at university… and how do I feel? I feel pretty good to be honest. And following receiving my results I am feeling OK with my progression so far, although there is definitely plenty room for improvement. For the […] Continue reading

January 20, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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How Drama Brings Life to Lessons

After watching a video about the structure of a drama lesson, it got me to really understand why drama lessons need to be structured a certain way in order for children to learn as much as they possibly can. In the video, it stated that to begin, an agreement had to be made; these were […] Continue reading

January 18, 2019
by Amellia Menmuir
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Reflective Practice

In today’s lecture I have learned that is important to consider the consequences of my own actions and the role in which I have played in an incident rather to jump to conclusions and blame everybody else first. I feel that this was important to learn because it has taught me to realise that not […] Continue reading

January 15, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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The Health and Wellbeing of the Child is Crucial to Development- Reflection

After watching both Suzanne Zeedyk and John Carnocha’s videos about the brain development of children in their early years, it made me understand even more just how important it is that we as practitioners do everything in our power to promote positivity into every child’s life. It was particularly eye opening for me to understand […] Continue reading

January 15, 2019
by Heather Brown
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The Brains of the Classroom

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk’s and John Carnochan OBE’s videos by Education Scotland, empathise the need to create safe environments, to nurture and aid children to be able to deal with and contribute to society today. Dr Zeedyk’s describes the neuroscience behind the brains development  and explains how easy it is for young people to cope with […] Continue reading

January 13, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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Learning Language- My Experience

Language was an area of the curriculum that I really enjoyed when I was in school. It is an extremely important area of the curriculum as it is a way of expressing ourselves and a key way for us to learn. There are four areas of language: writing, reading, speaking and listening. When I was […] Continue reading

January 11, 2019
by Laura Mason
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Teaching Across the Curriculum- First Dance Workshop

I attended my first dance workshop today with Eilidh Slattery. I didn’t really know what to expect as we entered the room, because I don’t think there was a lot of dance lessons when I was in primary school. Obviously, there was Scottish country dancing (which I loved), however, I do not remember any lessons […] Continue reading

November 26, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Have I discovered maths?

Today was our last input for discovering mathematics. Throughout this module I have discovered a few things including mathematics. This journey of discovery hasn’t been easy but I can officially say I understand fully the fundamental ideas of mathematics. Essentially, I have discovered: what the fundamental ideas of mathematics is, different aspects of mathematics within … Continue reading Have I discovered maths? Continue reading

November 26, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Maths that help

Everyone knows that mathematics can help children in the classroom and academically however, how can they help in real life? In a recent input we discussed how mathematics is involved in medicine specifically, how statistics can help. This is something that has really interested me in the sense that the NHS can be reliant in … Continue reading Maths that help Continue reading

November 4, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Is maths beautiful?

Maths makes our portraits beautiful. Recently, we had an input surrounding maths and art. This is something I really enjoyed, after this input I began to think about how much mathematics is actually involved in life, even art. So, how does maths make us beautiful? To explain, I think I should firstly show you some … Continue reading Is maths beautiful? Continue reading

October 26, 2018
by Robyn Risbridger
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So what is meant by Counter Intuitive Mathematics?

Why do losses attract more attention that gains? Why do our brains stick with the original answer in a multiple-choice test? These are questions that were picking through my brain when we spoke about Counter Intuitive Maths. Such as the two ways our brains function answers such as System 1 and 2 which I will … Continue reading So what is meant by Counter Intuitive Mathematics? Continue reading

October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety 

Does maths stereotype and myths lead  maths anxiety? Okay so, we have all heard the common”I can’t do maths,” “maths is too hard,” or “I’m not a maths person, I’m better at language.” But are these all true? The answer is NO. Okay, to be fair I have said these once or twice in my … Continue reading Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety  Continue reading

October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Maths Ability Groups

A good thing or a bad thing? This is a topic which interested me so much I decided to find out for myself what does this actually do to children and their learning/development? Obviously, we all know that maths is a complex concept which many children have difficulty understanding within the classroom as it is … Continue reading Maths Ability Groups Continue reading

October 22, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Chance and Probability

What is the odds that you’ll win a toy playing the ‘claw’ arcade game? First of all we should probably consider what is probability and chance. So what is Probability? Basically probability is how likely something is to going to happen. Lots of different things can be said to be probable to happen for example, … Continue reading Chance and Probability Continue reading

October 4, 2018
by Heather Brown
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The ever-changing society who is incapable of change.

This week, our Value’s lecture really hit me hard. Not purely based on the content– the history of the Civil Right movement and that of feminism, is not new to me. Most of us would have heard the horrors through school and so forth, but it is scary how used to it I was hearing the […] Continue reading

October 4, 2018
by Nabila Sakur
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Society does not define who YOU are

Last week during Derek’s Lecture, we had an important input on on Racism and Patriarchy. We looked very closely at society’s views and got told about the disastrous event of Emmett Till and how he received the brutality of Racism. Emmett was so badly beaten that even his mother decided to leave his casket open […] Continue reading

October 2, 2018
by Morgan Watt
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Can a raise in attainment within mathematics be created and maths anxiety destroyed?

Discovering maths has really opened my mind and has got me thinking about how I want to teach maths in my future classroom and what kind of teacher in maths I want to be. After one of the discovering maths lectures it allowed me to begin to ask myself a series of questions around the […] Continue reading

October 1, 2018
by Robyn Risbridger
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Creativity in Mathematics

When I first read the title of the first presentation I thought “No way? How can mathematics be creative?”.  This is when I began to realise that I did not “hate” maths in the way I thought I did because it is actually an extremely powerful subject which is used in everyday life which we … Continue reading Creativity in Mathematics Continue reading

September 30, 2018
by Aisha Elageili
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Hard-Hitting Lecture

” All human beings belong to a single species and are descended from common stock. they are born equal in dignity and rights and all form an integral part of humanity” Throughout the 18 years that I have lived, the concept of race and gender has always been something I have found myself thinking about. […] Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Jennifer Beekie
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Fieldwork

This morning myself and my friend took a trip to the Discovery Boat. I went there with two aims in mind; to learn more about the history of Dundee and to evaluate what it would be like to take a class there. As a child I remember visiting the Discovery Boat multiple times however I […] Continue reading

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