Monday Round up – August 7 to 13

1. Click here to read July’s round up from Think Global.  It includes news of the Global Educator of the Year, and its Global learning annual event (28-29 November) that is  taking place in Birmingham.  This will include the Think Global AGM.  The event is for organisations working in global learning and will “demonstrate vision and showcase excellence in…

Control must be maintained

‘Control must be maintained’: exploring teachers’ pedagogical practice outside the classroom. This paper, by NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin has been published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.  Here’s the Abstract: Drawing on qualitative data, this article presents an analysis of six secondary science teachers’ expectations and practices related to teaching outdoors during…

LEEF summer activities

You can join bgen, LEEF and BGCI for a Networking Day at Kew on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 10am-4pm. They will be exploring successful educational initiatives that thrive on working together. The aim is to “bring together like-minded professionals to mingle, get inspiration and share their best practices”. Participants will have the chance to: Hear how partnership working has…

Monday Round up – July 31 to August 6

1. The Natural History Museum is looking for teachers to support the development of learning and training opportunities as the Museum. Amongst others, these include representation on our Teacher Advisory Networks, attendance at consultation sessions and providing advice on teacher support and training needs.  You can register your interest by providing us with your details including the…

Popular websites about birds

Here is a selection of the many websites that focus on birds. 1. Birds of Britain  Over 450 pages including changing monthly features and a permanent guide to Britain’s bird reserves and clubs. 2. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)  The RSPB’s website provides you with your local RSPB reserves, the birds that should be around…

TEESNet’s 2017 Conference

The annual TEESNet conference takes place in Liverpool on September 14th. In addition to Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the International Development select committee, and Irmeli Halinen, previously Head of Curriculum Development at the Finnish National Agency of Education, there are wide range of other topics to discuss.  These include: Applying an SDG Lens to Youth Led Active…

Monday round up – July 24 to 30

1. Rooted Forest School, based in Herefordshire, but works around the Midlands and Wales as well through mobile provision accessing woodlands near to where you are, thus keeping transport costs to a minimum.  It caters for all ages working in partnership with Cambium to provide outdoor learning and Forest School training around the UK. See: Forest School and…

Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play

With thanks to Chris Townsend, here are a few extracts from the Creative STAR Outdoor Learning & Play July Newsletter. GLOBAL INTIMACY – LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR PLANET Peter Higgins is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and international agencies. This short film…

Learning Outside the Classroom Latest

Here are some of the features from the latest LOtC’s newsletter: A joint report between the House of Commons Education and Health Select Committees has recognised that OFSTED is not paying enough attention to the personal development and wellbeing criteria in its inspection framework. Read the full report. 97% of school leaders at the NAHT Conference passed motion…