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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 the full article.

Family Fun Day 2020

Bring your little ones along to our annual Family Fun Day, hosted by Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), on Saturday 7 March 2020.

This popular event will run from 11am – 2.30pm in the Checkland building, Falmer Campus and is open to all staff and students with their families.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained including circus skills, soft play, reptile handling, Big Bang and lego architecture whilst the adults can enjoy a pamper with a hand massage and a coffee from the café!

The best bit is this event is completely free… we look forward to seeing you all there!

Train to teach event 20 Nov

Train to Teach event 20 November

Join us on Wednesday 20 November for our Train to teach event from 4.30pm – 7.30pm to find out more about courses available and training to teach at Brighton.

Find out more on the University of Brighton website.

Become a teacher and inspire the next generation – there’s no better place to train than the University of Brighton.

Whether you are currently studying or already hold a degree and looking to change direction, our range of postgraduate courses will open doors to a career in teaching.

 

Dr Moncrieffe at the opening of his exhibition

Academic set for world cycling championship exhibition

A School of Education academic is to host an exhibition about Black-British cycling champions at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire which runs from 22 to 29 September.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer and member of the Sports and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group at the University, will showcase his ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ display at the championships.

The exhibition will be presented at Cycle Expo Yorkshire from 21 to 22 September during the opening of the World Road Cycling Championships Festival. Dr Moncrieffe will also provide a keynote talk at British Cycling’s exclusive members’ event in Harrogate. Members of British Cycling and Union Cycliste International (UCI), the world governing body for cycling, will attend the talk. Read More

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First time publication for lecturer

Senior Lecturer Annie Richardson has worked at the university since 2010. Annie lectures on the subject of early childhood education and care.

Annie has recently taken up writing for pleasure again – something she hadn’t done since she was a child. Her work struck a chord with those who read it and Annie decided to share her story.

Annie’s work was selected for a publication Hidden Sussex, a new anthology for Sussex: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experience.

Annie spoke to us about her writing which focuses on her experiences of being a black mixed-heritage woman and living in rural South-East England. Read More

Making every maths lesson count

book coverA book written by School of Education senior lecturer Emma McCrea has just been published.

Emma’s book, Making Every Maths Lesson Count: Six principles to support great maths teaching, takes away the guesswork as she sums up the key components of effective maths teaching.

Emma has led professional development training for organisations such as the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the Maths Hubs.

You can find out more about the book on the Crown House Publishing website.