Teaching and Learning Differently

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2019 (TBC)
  • Course duration: Two weeks

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What you'll study

We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to our students’ future ambitions and society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

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 one – Learning in Nature

Have you ever thought about using nature as a classroom?

This week will introduce you to the Forest School and 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.

Week two – 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 delivering effective teaching and learning. You will develop an understanding of roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training with a focus on assessment and the principles and practices associated with models of assessment. You'll explore how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching sessions, how to conduct assessments and how to offer constructive feedback. Considering education in relation to equality, diversity and inclusivity is also included.

At the end of this second week you should be able to reflect on how individual learners learn, the contribution of assessment to the learning journey, and demonstration appropriate planning and use of inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies and resources.

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have the required English language skills.

Ideally you will have an demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step one

Download the application form and email it to us. For help with the form, please refer to the guidance notes or get in touch if you have any questions.

Step two

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step three

If you require a short study visa we will supply you with an invitation letter. Please find out more about how to apply for the visa.

Step four

Complete your enrolment online. You’ll receive an email with all the instructions after your payment has been received and your place on the course confirmed.

Step five

Your timetable and joining instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. You should be equivalent to a level 6.0 on the IELTS scale (or at least 7.0 for the journalism courses). Read more about English language requirements here.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019.

Please email us on to apply after this date. Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step one

Download the application form and email it to us. For help with the form, please refer to the guidance notes or get in touch if you have any questions.

Step two

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step three

If you require a short study visa we will supply you with an invitation letter. Please find out more about how to apply for the visa.

Step four

Complete your enrolment online. You’ll receive an email with all the instructions after your payment has been received and your place on the course confirmed.

Step five

Your timetable and joining instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. You should be equivalent to a level 6.0 on the IELTS scale (or at least 7.0 for the journalism courses). Read more about English language requirements here.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019.

Please email us on to apply after this date. Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

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