Teaching and Learning Differently

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning in the UK.

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Explore novel ways of teaching, including learning in nature.

On this course you'll explore the different and novel ways of teaching and learning, including learning in nature and education practices in the UK.

Week 1 – Teaching and Learning in the UK

Would you like an insight into teaching and learning practices in the UK? This week will provide you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning in the UK. You will develop an understanding of roles, responsibilities and relationships in education. And you'll explore how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching sessions, conduct assessments and offer constructive feedback.

At the end of this first week, you should be able to demonstrate appropriate planning and use of inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies and to reflect on how individual learners learn and the success of your own teaching.

Week 2 – Learning in Nature

Have you ever thought about using nature as a classroom? This week will introduce you to the Forest School outdoor approach to learning. You'll learn about the benefits of Forest School and participate in Forest School activities, for example, den building, fire starting, stick whittling, the safe use of tools, woodland art, and flora and fauna identification!You will explore the impact of Forest Schools on the woodland environment and different types of hazards.

At the end of the week you should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the benefits of participation in this approach to learning for adults and young participants and apply your learning to the understanding of real world contexts.

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate business course and wish to enhance your creativity and design thinking by combining techniques from the design, marketing and business professions. You should also have the required English language skills.

Student Feedback

This was a lot more interesting than I would ever have expected and I felt I learnt something that I can take with me after the course. The teachers were fabulous, and I enjoyed the discussions a lot.

Elli Pulliainen – University of Tampere, Finland

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You will be introduced to the Forest School outdoor approach to learning.

Course Details

Location: Clifton Campus

Starting: 8 July 2019

Course Duration: Two weeks

Credits: 10 UK / 5 ECTS


Early bird discount applies to students who pay their tuition fee before 31st March 2019:

Early bird discount fee

Standard fee



If you are interested in booking as a group of 10 or more, please contact us for more information and package prices.

Application deadline 1st June 2019

Fees include:

  • Full social and evening events programme, supported by NTU student buddies
  • At least one weekend visit to one UK city or other attraction (maximum of three trips available for those on the four-week programme)
  • NEW for 2019 - English Conversation Cafe
  • NEW for 2019 - An end of course ‘Summer School Showcase’ at which student work is exhibited to NTU students, staff and summer school students
  • Access to NTU’s Global Lounges and services, including a free international lunch and week-day refreshments
  • An Employability / Alumni session
  • A GSS T-shirt
  • Certificate of completion and a transcript of results

How to Book

Please download and complete the application form, and email it to the Global Summer School team:

Email: globalsummer@ntu.ac.uk

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