PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity with pupils from schools in East Sussex.
The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of activities such as Boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball as well as Dance activities.
The day was a challenging experience as trainee had to plan for pupils with a range of complex learning needs. Continue reading →
PE and Dance Trainee Teachers took part in disability sport awareness training as part of their induction into their PGCE/School Direct training.
Students learnt more about the games of Boccia, sit-down volleyball, new age kurling, goal ball and parachute games. The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion in physical education and the training was designed to help trainees have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these. Continue reading →
PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance trainee teachers came together at the start of their teacher training course on 5 September to take part in a series of team building exercises designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships.
A series of ice-breaking activities were followed by team building games and exercises in small groups in order to develop trust and responsibility. Students then took part in a number of larger group activities designed to promote problem solving and decision making. Continue reading →
This week’s lesson on writing skills saw the university’s PE and Dance PGCE students learning several principles of essay writing in an unusual, but in some ways fitting environment.
Playing to the strengths of the students’ ability to think about and reflect on physical movement, Drs Alex Channon, Christopher Matthews and Anastasiya Khomutova took the students out of the classroom and into the gymnasium. By using three distinct martial arts/combat sports-themed practices to highlight the aforementioned principles, students were taught to think about their academic writing first and foremost as an act of communication. Continue reading →
Physical Education and Dance PGCE and School Direct students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity as part of the preparation for their forthcoming school placements.
The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of an introductory theory session and practical application through activities such as boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball. Continue reading →
The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level.
According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or further study, with over 70 percent employed at a managerial and professional level.Continue reading →
Kickstart alongside its female equivalent Fidget provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the teaching of dance and provides extracurricular opportunities to perform to individual classes, year groups and entire schools. Teaching work ranges from singles classes, designed to motivate and inspire groups, to residences where the group work on reconstructions of the company repertoire or the creation of new work for performance, with extracurricular clubs and school performance groups. The companies also offers continual professional development events for teachers. Continue reading →
As one of a great number of guest lecturers hosted by the university this year to enhance and enrich the curriculum this was an outstanding opportunity for students (involved in dance or not) to meet a distinguished dancer, choreographer, actor and director: Wayne Sleep OBE. Wayne shared decades of knowledge and experience and delivered an in-depth insight into the culture of British dance from the point of view of one of its primary benefactors. Continue reading →