Education studies and teaching news at Brighton

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You don’t need a maths degree to teach maths

Have you ever thought about becoming a maths teacher, but didn’t think that you had the right qualifications? A Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) could help you to top up, refresh and modernise your knowledge and understanding in Maths You don’t need to have won a Nobel prize in maths, to be a brilliant maths teacher!…

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What is it like studying a Physics PGCE?

We caught up with student teacher, Taofiq Durodola, to give us an insight into what it is like studying a (Secondary) Physics PGCE at Brighton. Why I chose Brighton I am an international student, so it was important for me to study at a university that offered VISA sponsorship. Brighton was very quick to respond…

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Join us for an applicant event!

If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders. Upcoming events for education and teaching applicants applicants: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Wednesday 20 March 2024  Saturday 27 April 2024 Learn more and book your place.

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What is the importance of teaching inequalities?

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, all student teachers studying our postgraduate teaching courses recently attended a conference addressing inequalities in education. The day consisted of a series of workshops hosted by guest speakers and various members of staff from the School of Education, which covered topics such as: The day started with two keynote…

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How the Student Experience Fund supported my Teaching Artists Residency at Glyndebourne

Tash Tulley graduated in 2022 as a qualified teacher after studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE. During her time at the University of Brighton, Tasha had an opportunity to complete an artist residency at Glyndebourne which allows trainee teachers a chance to create work in their own right as an artist, free from expectations…

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How to teach the Holocaust

Teaming up with other subjects at university is a great way for trainee teachers to promote cross-curricular understanding and to make more friends on the course. This year’s highly successful teaching the Holocaust session teamed up with students teachers from our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) History PGCE to explore some of the challenges and…

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Undergraduate Primary Teaching Assignment

Second-year student teachers studying our undergraduate primary teaching degrees were recently given an assignment to create a poster for their foundation subject module EP508. Working in groups of 4, trainee teachers had the option of four subjects to choose from, to plan six consecutive lessons with cross-curricular links to answer an overarching question. Course leader,…

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Using Dash Robots to teach coding

Student teachers on our undergraduate primary courses that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) were introduced to coding using Dash Robots. The year 1 module, Exploring Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and Computing, helps to develop student teachers’ confidence and introduces the core concepts and key processes of computer science such as programmable technology. Over…

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Postgraduate information sessions

Join us on Wednesday 14 February for our Postgraduate information sessions. Our postgraduate information sessions are a great way to learn more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton and explore opportunities for you. As well as the option to attend talks about finance and admissions, you’ll also be able to meet lecturers, researchers and…

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Primary education student teacher, Amy Russell in the curriculum centre

My first experience teaching in a school

First year student teacher, Amy Russell tells us about her experiences so far studying a primary education degree and her first time on placement,

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