Terrible Teachers



We will work with you to deliver this activity in a COVID compliant way

Students will spend the day looking at the history and future of education. This session is adapted to meet the ages and requirements of classes. The session will require the use of teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, performance and creativity. Discussion will draw out key features of the education today, the purpose of education, education in the future as well as discussion career pathways in education and early years.

Key facts

Off campus
On campus
Full day
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

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

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