Teaching Methods and Learning
Explores different theories of learning, examining the characteristics
of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners and how this variety should
influence teaching styles in the pre-primary classroom. Gives practical
ideas of how to adjust teaching methods to cater effectively to the
different learning styles of students.
Using Group Work
Effective group work develops social, emotional, language and cognitive
skills; uses resources well and encourages cooperative learning. Demonstrates
how to plan for and organise group work.
Healthy School Discipline
A positive approach. How to prevent problems before they occur and
how to cope if they still happen. Theory and practical advice relevant
to your situation.
How to plan for an integrated topic approach that links different subject
areas, making learning more relevant and interesting for the child.
Introduces topic web planning which can be applied to the school curriculum.
Practical Activities / Visual
How to develop, make and use practical activities and teaching aids
effectively, to enhance children's learning and to provide practical
learning experiences. General suggestions and techniques that can be
applied across subjects and settings.
Classroom Organisation and
How to create a stimulating, informative and interactive environment
using bulletin boards, displays and children's work. Arranging your
classroom to suit different learning activities and making the most
of space and facilities.
of Play for Young Children Play is an integral part of children's
learning. Provides input on the importance of play as well as practical
ideas, class management and teaching tips.
Practical ideas to help you cater for the differing levels of ability
within your class, especially the gifted children and children with
learning difficulties. How to enable each child to experience success
Assessment and Recording
Why do we assess children's work? How to develop continual assessment
methods that assess the individual child and inform parents of their
child's progress. A look at summative and formative assessment. Practical
ideas for various methods of assessment, examples of recording and presentation
Effective Planning - long,
medium, short term
How to plan and organise your teaching, ensuring that the portion is
covered whilst considering the concentration span of the child and incorporating
a variety of teaching methods. Organising your time to the best effect.
Covers continuation and progression, subject and lesson plans, topic
and subject teaching.
How to plan for successful field trips that provide meaningful learning
experiences and integrate different curriculum areas.
Discussion of its purpose, length and usefulness. What is appropriate
for the younger child?
Understanding aspects of teaching English as a second/third language.
Strategies and activities for developing children's confidence in speaking
skills in the classroom
based Physical Education
Role of a Teacher
Highlights the importance of a teacher, the effects of a teacher's personality,
attitudes and beliefs on the children. Explores issues such as motivation,
work ethics, standards and expectations.
An important seminar on a crucial topic. To enable teachers to understand
the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of the
pre-primary child in order to aid effective planning and teaching.
Student Welfare and Personal
Examines various needs of students and how every teacher can actively
seek to understand students and be involved in their care. Helps develop
listening skills, an awareness of signs of distress in children/students
and approaches to personal development of students.
An overview of special needs, looking at gifted children, those with
learning difficulties, disruptive children and disadvantaged children.
How to cater more effectively for each child's needs.
Developing a Healthy Self
This session enables teachers to help students build a healthy self
esteem and self confidence. Equips teachers to support students and
to recognise symptoms of low-self esteem.