All posts in the ‘Homecoming’ Category
- November 24th, 2010
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: First Minister, Role Model Project, West Lothian
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Homecoming, Local authorities, West Lothian
Whilst there he will be hearing all about the Role Model Project and talking to Patrick Gaffney about the project.
Role Model Project is focused around questioning how young people measure success, what is having a successful life, what is success, is fame a necessary part of success etc. This helps raise confidence and aspirations as youngsters realise they too can succeed in a wide variety of ways. The focus very much will be on what is a successful Scot.
Live at the event will be around 60-80 pupils, mostly senior school but with representatives of the debating society and Fair Trade group, who are younger, mixed in. You are also able to have your questions answered by the First Minister on the day. Post them on our discussion board in the Homecoming Group.
Please remember this isn’t a Glow Meet as it is being live streamed but your questions will be submitted beforehand and asked live on the day.
****** DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ****More
- November 18th, 2010
- Julia Fenby
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Argyll and Bute, Co-Create, Curriculum for Excellence, East Ayrshire, Expressive Arts, Glasgow City, Glow, Glow Meet, Health and Wellbeing, Homecoming, Inverclyde, Literacy, Mathematics, modern languages, Moving Image Education, North Lanarkshire, Outdoor Learning, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies, South Lanarkshire, Technologies, West Lothian
This project is so rich that it is impossible to fully reflect the depth and breadth of the activities and learning taking place in seven secondary schools across Scotland.
Today I went out to visit Cumnock Academy in East Ayrshire where staff have embraced the project and as well as designing an exciting timetable of activities for S2, have created opportunities for other pupils, such as the higher media studies students who are recording and reporting on the week’s activities, and the S6 pupils who are helping S2 build emergency shelters.
I arrived in time to join pupils in the hall to watch the fourth and final webisode. They were totally engaged and focused as the drama reached its sad and shocking conclusion. The atmosphere was palpable as pupils silently started to take in and make sense of what they’d seen.
The online dramas have provided the stimulus for the week’s activities and have generated deep discussion and raised big questions. Some of the pupils later engaged in a conversation with a group at Tarbert Academy via Glow Meet and had a serious debate about the motives behind different characters’ actions. Would they have stolen food if they were freedom fighters? Did they think being an insurgent would put their family in danger?
Yesterday, a Human Rights Lawyer visited the school as an expert witness. He was surprised by the pupils’ depth of knowledge, their insight into conflict situations and the challenging nature of their questions.
Participants have explored the physical, ethical and political issues and challenges thrown up by conflict and they have seen the relevance and connectivity of learning across the curriculum. The project has provided a stimulus for learning and a platform for creative response. The impact of State of Emergency looks set to be long lasting.
Co-Create is funded through a partnership between Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Creative Scotland National Lottery Fund.
Image credit: Eoghann MacColl, Cumnock AcademyMore
- November 15th, 2010
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Andrew Carnegie, Fife, Gordon Brown, History
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Fife, Glow Meet, Homecoming, Pupils, research
Since leaving No 10, ex-PM Gordon Brown has returned to his roots – to trace the evolution of modern Fife through three centuries of change. Now his researches are to be the catalyst for the launch of a “unique” educational project which is set to roll out not only as a sustainable project across Fife schools but as a potential template to be exported nationally and internationally.
Join Gordon Brown live from the Andrew Carnegie Birth Place Museum, Dunfermline on 25 November 2010 from 11.30am to celebrate the 175 anniversary of the birth of Andrew Carnegie.
He will be launching a unique history project in Fife as he encourages pupils to trace the evaluation of modern Fife through three centuries of change. David Gregory, National History Specialist with HMIe, said the project chimed with the new Curriculum for Excellence and with HMIe’s roll in building capacity to export good practice across Scottish schools. The new curriculum encourages pupils to start local and think global. Thinking about Fife will eventually lead pupils to, say, look at Carnegie on a global scale. It’s about getting history at the roots to enable young people to become global citizens. Join our glow meet and use Gordon Brown as a stimulus to encourage your pupils to explore their own families and local history before thinking global.More
- October 29th, 2010
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CfE, CPD, Creative Scotland, English, Glow, Glow Groups, History, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Literacy, moving image education, National glow groups, National Library of Scotland, Social Studies
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Glow, Glow Groups, Homecoming, Literacy, Moving Image Education, National Groups, Social Studies
Scotland on Screen is an exciting educational resource that puts hundreds of important historical film texts online, providing a rear-view mirror on our society over the past century.
It’s a web-based resource developed by National Library of Scotland, Creative Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland and Scran.
Scotland on Screen has now been up and running for over a year and has proved to be very popular among teachers and practitioners across Scotland. During 2010, the resource was further developed with the inclusion of a considerably enhanced collection of archive material that can be used across the curriculum.
The website provides short film material and resources for Glow users to use as part of their teaching in the classroom. The public can browse and view the collection of clips on the website but Glow users can log into the site via Glow to also download film clips of interest for reuse in the classroom.
Sitting underneath the main Moving Image National Glow Group, Glow users can access the Scotland on Screen Glow Group – a place to share knowledge, information and content surrounding the resource. Users can also catch up on the latest news and information as well as discuss topics of relevance and interest through the Scotland on Screen Glow Forum. So far, we’ve found that the resource has been of interest and benefit to teachers using it across a variety of subjects and curricular areas including social studies, literacy and health and wellbeing. Scotland on Screen has also been of value to Moving Image Education practitioners.More
- April 12th, 2010
- Katie Barrowman
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: evaluation, Glow Meet, Homecoming, research
: Categories Events, Glow Meet, Homecoming
Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) has commissioned Blake Stevenson, a social research and development company, to evaluate the impact of Homecoming 2009 on learning and teaching. In particular the study will explore whether Homecoming 2009 was a useful vehicle to allow practitioners and young people to engage with Curriculum for Excellence.
As part of the evaluation we are very keen to hear about the views and experiences of practitioners working in schools and early years centres who were involved in organising and developing Homecoming 2009 activities and events. We will be holding two Glow Meet sessions with practitioners from across Scotland and would like to hear from anyone who is interested in participating.
The dates for the GLOW Meet discussion sessions are:
• 13 May at 4pm for early years practitioners and primary school teachers; and
• 19 May at 4pm for secondary school teachers.
To participate, you will need access to a Glow account, an internet connection and a webcam. Discussions should last no longer than 45 minutes.
Blake Stevenson complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, and the Market Research Society’s Guidelines for the handling of databases and confidential survey data. All data will be stored securely, confidentiality will be ensured and all responses will be anonymised. The findings of the research will only be reported to LTS and other partner organisations.
To register your interest in participating in one of the discussions, please contact Alasdair Stuart at Blake Stevenson on 0131 335 3700, or by email at Alasdair@blakestevenson.co.uk.More