Nutrition and sport and exercise

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Inclusive practice in Physical Education

PGCE and School Direct trainee PE teachers experienced an inclusive practice workshop run in association with Albion in the Community. The aim of the day was to give the trainees a greater understanding of more inclusive approaches to teaching physical education. The workshop covered both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching pupils with additional learning…

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Socially distanced team building and problem solving

This years cohort of PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers came together in two separate groups at the start of their teacher training course to take part in a series of socially-distanced team-building exercises following Covid-secure regulations. The exercises were designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships and consisted of a series…

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Postgraduate teacher training Q&A event

Join us on Wednesday 17 June from 3pm – 5pm for our online Q&A event. Find out more about the Dance and Physical Education PGCEs, placement opportunities, bursaries and scholarships. Plus ask any questions you may have about studying with us. Book your place.

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Unconscious Bias Training for PE Trainee Teachers

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers took part in a workshop run by the university’s widening participation officer Marina Trowell. The workshop focused on the importance of addressing unconscious bias within schools. Implicit or unconscious bias happens by our brains making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our…

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Teaching post-16 PE

Our trainee physical education teachers visited East Sussex College Lewes Campus to gain an insight into teaching post-16 PE and sport courses. The trainees met with Assistant Principal Mark Watts and Curriculum Leader Hayley Funnell who are both University of Brighton graduates and alumni. They learnt more about the use of google classrooms and other…

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Former Head Teacher provides advice

Peter Midwinter, a former Head Teacher, visited trainee physical education teachers to provide advice and guidance. Peter was Principal of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy – a school serving the communities of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham in West Sussex. He provided valuable professional advice as he spoke to them about securing their first teaching position….

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A-Level PE Conference

Physical Education PGCE and School Direct students attended a one-day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited physical education courses. During the conference students presented a 20-minute session to their peers on an identified topic from the A-level syllabus. Topics presented included: The Olympic Games – blessing or curse? Bandura’s model of observational learning theory (observational…

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Teaching Throwing Events Safely

Physical Education trainee teachers were provided with an innovative approach to the teaching and learning of throwing events within athletic activities. The activities designed specifically for indoor teaching focused on throwing balls, quoits, foam javelins, shuttlecocks, bean bags or hoops with pushing, pulling, swinging, slinging and heaving actions. These actions simulate the technical actions of…

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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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Teaching orienteering

Trainee physical education teachers learnt more about the ways in which they can enhance the teaching and learning of orienteering. Trainees learnt about indoor orienteering through the use of map symbol running games, netball court orienteering and cone navigation exercises.  They also experienced photo orienteering, the use of QR codes as well time limited score…

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