Professional Learning Newsletter – April 2021

We hope you are enjoying some well deserved time off over the Easter holiday. Spring has well and truly started and we are slowly moving towards the warmer days and the long bright evenings.

With only a few months left until the summer break, why not use the extra daylight to start a new course or visit our resource pages?


Froebel in Childhood Practice Courses

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our Froebel in Childhood Practice Intensive Summer Course online this year, making it more widely available. The teaching sessions will be delivered between Friday 9th and Saturday 24th July 2021, with one final Saturday session in the autumn. The submission date for the final assignment is likely to be in Feb/March 2022.

For those who prefer a face-to-face course, we hope it will be possible to run our usual Froebel Academic Year Course in Edinburgh, starting in October.

The Froebel in Childhood Practice course is designed for professionals currently working in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) who wish to learn about Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852), one of the most significant of the early years pioneers, and how Froebelian methods are extremely relevant today.

The course considers how a contemporary analysis of Froebel’s work can provide early years practitioners with insights into how they can observe, support and extend children’s learning. Participants will learn about the Froebelian kindergarten where children can grow and develop at their own pace, nurtured by knowledgeable and supportive adults. Participants will be encouraged and challenged to consider how this knowledge can enhance their professional practice.

The Edinburgh Froebel course is one of only 2 courses in the UK endorsed by the Froebel Trust.

Course fee: £850

Booking deadline (Summer Intensive Course): 31 May 2021

If you wish to be notified when bookings open for the Academic Year course, please contact froebel@ed.ac.uk.

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Principal teacher: leadership of learning follow up course

This interactive online workshop has been designed to complement previous Principal Teacher: Leadership of Learning courses.
Participants from the previous courses will have the opportunity to learn more from the presenter about leadership of learning, and to share the progress and impact of their change initiative identified on their previous leadership of learning course.

The course is split into 2 morning sessions, 9.00am – 12.30pm:

• Friday 7 May
• Wednesday 12 May

Course fee for both sessions: £139

Booking deadline: Friday 23 April 2021

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Decolonising the Curriculum – Visiting Speaker Series

Moray House School of Education and Sport is offering a series of talks from visiting speakers on the subject of decolonising the curriculum.

This series is sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain; University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education and Sport, Race Equality Subgroup; and The Centre for Education on Racial Equality in Scotland.

The series will run until June 2021

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Professional Learning webinar recordings

After a very busy and successful season of webinars we are taking a short pause whilst we are planning the next series. You can catch up on previous sessions by visiting our website and watch the recordings of many of our webinars.

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