Part of the Choices Then and Now initiative is a short course for those training to be teachers. This usually consists of:
- Introductory lecture
- Two workshop sessions using the resource and planning for work in school
- Delivery of one activity in a classroom setting with a group of children
- Short assessed piece of writing, evaluating the activity.
This programme may be delivered as part of a student’s humanities foundation areas entitlement/training or as an enhancement activity, resulting in additional certification. It may be possible to adapt this programme slightly to meet an institution’s particular needs.
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) hosted a SMSC Conference for all its Post Graduate trainee teachers, secondary and primary. Nearly eight hundred students attended lectures and workshops which focused on ‘Living and Learning Together in Diverse 21st Century Britain’. The day was led by staff from MMU’s Faculty of Education, the Anne Frank Trust, the Schools Linking Network and pupils from Abraham Moss School. You can see the content and rationale for the day by following this link: SMSC Conference v1-2 Small. Feedback from delegates was excellent.