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Geography fieldwork trip

Geography PGCE field work

After returning to university in February, and successfully completing their first phase of school-based training, our secondary Geography PGCE trainees were set the task of planning, running and delivering a piece of field work in the local area for Pupil premium pupils at five of our partnership schools.

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Visiting The Pallant House Gallery

As part of their inter-placement period trainee teachers studying our Secondary Art and Design PGCE visited the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to look around the exhibitions and attend workshops.

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Supporting SEN in the FET Sector

With an increasing number of diagnosed conditions and learning barriers being recorded in further education, trainees studying our Further Education and Training (FET) PGCE recently attended a workshop with guest lecturer Kate Lambert, Curriculum Leader for Access at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.

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Geography PGCE Field trip to Royal Geographical Society

Trainees studying on our Secondary Geography PGCE recently went on a day trip to London during their inter-placement period to develop their fieldwork skills and understanding of how to use data.

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Merit scholarship for Ellie

Philanthropy at the university rewards and advances academic excellence through research funding and merit prizes. Over 100 guests, including students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters came together to celebrate at our annual celebration event in February to applaud the achievements of students who have won scholarships, awards or funding over the past year. Primary Education…

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Podcast: Catching up with Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Sarah, our Deputy Head of School (Partnership and Engagement), talks about her career and why Brighton is such a great place to train to teach. She also discusses how to make teacher training even more accessible. ​Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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‘We are the Shoes’ – Teaching the Holocaust

Trainee teachers studying on our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE recently spent the day exploring the Holocaust, critically examining how they might use fiction, poetry and film to teach the topic. The day emphasised the importance of cross-curricular work in secondary schools.’

What is it like to study a Masters in Education at Brighton?

Recent graduate Gemma Batchelor tells us about her journey studying on our Education MA course.

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Kids’ books are no child’s play

Creators of some of the country’s best-known children’s fiction told University of Brighton School of Education students how writing and drawing are not as straight forward as they may seem. Illustrator Nick Sharratt, winner of the Children’s Book Award, and Sophy Henn, picture book maker and University of Brighton graduate, spoke to students as part…

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Learning through adventure: the many skills that can be taught outside the classroom

“Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits. It helps children develop technical, intellectual and social skills by overcoming challenges and sharing decisions.” This is the view of Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder, leader of the Physical Education PGCE, in an article he has written for The Conversation. Read…

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