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Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics – dissemination event

Dr Rachel Marks, Dr Nancy Barclay and Dr Alison Barnes from the University of Brighton’s School of Education are hosting an online event next month. The Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics, a event will present key findings and recommendations from the Nuffield-funded project: The Prevalence and Use of Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in…

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My Education BA placement in the Dominican Republic

Our Education BA offers students a wide variety of enriching placement opportunities to develop key skills and enjoy unmissable experiences. During their time at Brighton, students will take part in a two-week placement in their first year, followed by an eight-week extended placement in the second year. Prior to their placement, students attend the school’s annual employability…

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Get ready for uni – live event 28 April

Our 2023 online get ready events will help you prepare for university and offer the opportunity to meet other students who’ll also be joining the School of Education in September. Join us for our school get ready for your course online event to hear about how you can prepare for your subject, and ask any…

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How to run a school trip

Every history teacher knows that field trips help bring the subject to life but running a school trip involves a lot of organisation and planning. Trainee teachers on our Secondary History PGCE discovered this for themselves when they went on a recent trip with course leader Gabrielle Rowles as part of their learning. The trainees…

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Secondary Art and Design PGCE – trainee experience of UBATO workshop

Mair Park is a trainee teacher on our (Secondary) |Art and Design PGCE course, who recently had an opportunity to attend a workshop day organised by The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO). Here she tells us a bit more about her experience: “As students on the Art and Design Secondary PGCE, we have…

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Staff member to take part in the UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women

The School of Education’s Suse B. Bentley has been selected as one of the delegates to represent UN Women UK at the 67th National Commission on the Status of Women. To be held online, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender…

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Delivering a screen printing workshop at a local secondary school.

We caught up with (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee, Abbee Martin, who recently delivered a screen printing workshop at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), a local secondary school. Here is what she had to tell us about her experience: “This was a very valuable learning experience for both myself and the students at BACCA…

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Meet trainee teacher: Abbey Pope

Abbey Pope is a second-year international student, from South Africa, who chose to study our Primary Education (3–7 years) BA(Hons) with QTS degree and follow her dream of becoming a teacher. We caught up with her recently to find out more about her experience:   Why did you choose to study Primary Education (3–7 years)…

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Learning about alternative teaching settings

As part of their ongoing learning (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees recently explored teaching art and design in alternative school settings. Julie Howard, course leader said: “This day was designed to teach the students about alternative school settings that differ from the 11-16 mainstream, and how the pedagogy for teaching our subject can be…

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Meet education student, Nicole Travnicek

Nicole Travnicek is currently studying for an Early Childhood Education and Care degree, we caught up with her recently to find out more about why she chose to study this subject and her experience at Brighton so far. Why did you choose to study Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons)? I chose to study my…

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