Student Teacher Exchange Series

 

Student Teacher Exchange Series 2022

 

Teaching for A Sustainable World & Way of Living

A SCoTENS North-South Student Teacher Learning Event

 

This event brings together student teachers from a number of our SCoTENS partners. It offers the opportunity to meet virtually with other student teachers, north and south, to hear about what teachers do in this area, to share ideas and resources, and to work together on ways of teaching about sustainability and living sustainably.

You can Register for the SCoTENS Student-Teacher Learning Event here:  https://forms.gle/ZKkn6yotmHCGbMbL8

MONDAY, 7 March 2022

The Launch Webinar
[5pm – 6:50pm for Post-primary]    [7pm- 8:50pm for Primary]

Our event starts with a short talk from a member of the European Commission Working Group on Teaching for Sustainability who is an expert on Why we need to teach Sustainability in schools and how to start doing so. We then split into two groups to look at examples of teaching resources that are suitable for particular age groups and themes.  These will be freely available to event participants and come from ECO-UNESCO, the UBUNTU Network, and Climate Coalition. The session closes with some ideas about how small teams can work together to do some interesting cross-border teaching about this as part of teaching practice/ placement.

https://ecounesco.ie/

http://www.ubuntu.ie/

https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/

TUESDAY, 8 March 2022

Teaching for a sustainable world.
[5pm – 6:50pm for Post-primary student teachers]

The second post-primary webinar is essentially an online workshop presenting materials & ideas to use in teaching and giving more detailed examples of how they can be used with different year groups at junior or senior cycles.  The session will be led by two enthusiastic and very capable post-primary teachers who will share their practice and offer suggestions on how some of the Event Material can be used in a very practical and straightforward way within the curriculum and/or to support work for things like the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalists Award, or the UBUNTU Network materials on Global Citizenship.   We will also offer an opportunity to match-up with other student teachers to do a SCoTENS activity based on various types of north-south one-off lessons and mini-projects.      

WEDNESDAY, 9 March 2022

Teaching for a sustainable world.
[7pm – 8:50pm for Primary student teachers]

The second primary webinar is another online workshop presenting materials & ideas to use in teaching and giving more detailed examples of how they can be used with different year groups / stages across the primary school.  The session will be led by two enthusiastic and very capable primary teachers who will share their practice and offer suggestions for how some of the Event Material can be used in a very practical and straightforward way within the primary curriculum and/or to support things like the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalists Award, or the Climate Coalitions School Challenges.   We will also offer an opportunity to match-up with other student teachers to do a SCoTENS activity based on various types of north-south one-off lessons and mini-projects.   

THURSDAY, 10 March 2022

Straightforward & Rewarding North-South Collaborations.
[5pm – 6:50pm for Post-primary]    [7pm- 8:50pm for Primary]

In this final webinar in the series we will help and guide participants to develop straightforward & rewarding collaborations that can easily be built into teaching placement / practice activities and that will prove enjoyable for the children involved.  The emphasis will be on short, purposive activities that lead to new experiences for the students and for the pupils in their classes. We will explain how to claim a SCoTENS Certificate for Participating in this North-South Student Teacher Learning Event, and how to access the the free packs of resources  SCoTENS has developed for this event.  We will also explain what needs to be done to qualify for a SCoTENS Project Award & Digital Badge for those who are interested in this option. We will close the event by explaining the ongoing supports and guidance that will be available to any students who want to take on a SCoTENS project, and how to apply for funding to participate in our (real-world) Student Teacher Open House in May 2022, where there will be an opportunity to meet project partners and showcase the work of your classes as well as to see what others have got up to! 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY AT 4.00PM

You can Register for the SCoTENS Student-Teacher Learning Event here:  https://forms.gle/ZKkn6yotmHCGbMbL8

 

Project Aims

For Participating Students

  1. To broaden students’ experience of teaching practice by undertaking part of it in the neighbouring jurisdiction on the island of Ireland.
  2. To increase students’ cultural sensitivity by engaging educationally and socially with other students, teachers and pupils in a cross-border, cross-community context on the island of Ireland.
  3. To enable students to experience the education system of the neighbouring jurisdiction.
  4. To enable students to explore similarities and differences in curriculum provision and approaches in a cross-border, cross-community context.
  5. To encourage adaptability, reflexivity, confidence and an increase in personal and professional self-awareness in students through engagement with culturally diverse groups.

For Participating Lecturers

  1. To provide opportunities for colleges of education on the island of Ireland to affirm and respect cultural difference and to promote positive attitudes towards cultural diversity.
  2. To develop a model of professional practice in response to cultural diversity by supporting students who engage in a period of teaching practice in the other jurisdiction.
  3. To develop a deeper sense of community among educators on the island of Ireland that recognises the contributions of different cultural and religious communities.
  4. To become more familiar with a variety of curriculum programmes and methodologies, North and South.
  5. To explore and develop strategies and approaches currently in practice in colleges of education and universities, North and South, and to contribute to the development of an inter-college culture of collaboration on the island.