10.00 to 10.30 – Welcome!
- Health and safety messages.
- A discussion about the range of careers that studying Education and Early Childhood Studies can lead to.
- Overview of the days activities.
10.30 to 12.00 – Masterclass Mini Lecture/Interactive workshops
Based around the ‘Horrible Histories’ model, we will be looking at childhood, education, schools and teachers from the past. Students will be working in small collaborative groups and using IT, they will be finding key ‘terrible facts’ and turn them into a mini performance for their peers. This will require confidence on their part but also requires them to use their English and possibly music skills too.
12.00 to 12.30 – Lunch (Students and Staff to bring own lunches)
A chance for informal talk and questions.
12.30 to 2.00 – Masterclass Mini Lecture/Interactive Workshops
This session will begin with a discussion about what education, schools and teachers might look like in the future. In small groups using geometry, design, collaborative and problem solving skills they will design and construct a tiny school or pre-school of the future including outdoor area. The materials they will be using are card, scissors, glue, tape, felt tips and paper. The groups will then discuss their construction with their peers detailing the choices they have made and the learning which would be taking place.
2.00 to 2.30 – Feedback and departure