Category Archives: languages

Radio Edutalk 26-01-2016: Judith McKerrecher, Professional Development Officer, University of Strathclyde

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Judith McKerrecher, Professional Development Officer, University of Strathclyde. What impact if any does the app we produced for Advanced Higher French have upon the development of independent learning skills?

  1. How does the opportunity to carry out practitioner enquiry contribute to your professional development?
  2. How can we take a joined up approach to developing skills in learners across schools and sectors?
  3. What are the benefits to learners when they have the opportunity to access apps and technology for learning independently?
  4. How important is the role of the teacher to the effective facilitation of learning via app/technology?

Radio #EDUtalk 24-02-2015: Dr Marie-Jeanne McNaughton and Ruth Barr on the Storyline Method and forthcoming international conference

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Dr Marie-Jeanne McNaughton and Ruth Barr on the Storyline Method and forthcoming international conference.

There is a special discount rate of £90 for one day for Scottish teachers to come to the International Storyline Conference. Booking details on conference website.

Radio #EDUtalk 12-11-2014: Bill Boyd, @literacyadviser

Bill Boyd (@literacyadviser) on resources and strategies for developing literacy skills at Second and Third Level

Two reflective questions:
We like to encourage a ‘growth mindset’ in children but do our education authorities (‘authorities’ in the broadest sense) do enough to encourage a growth mindset in teachers?
According to CfE all teachers are responsible for the development of literacy skills in young people. To what extent do you agree that secondary subjects are simply the context for the development of literacy skills?
Bill’s Blog.  Bill’s  The Seven Reading Strategies.

Professional Learning for Teachers Channel – Episode 12: Maryse Payen-Roy

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Maryse Payen-Roy is part of the Modern Languages Support and Development Team at Glasgow City Council. In this show, Maryse talks about her professional learning and research, the 1+2 languages policy, the work of SALT and SCILT, and the focus of this episode: ‘Early start to French & How children learn their own and other languages from an early age’.

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Click here for this show’s recommended reading, reflective questions and links to the Professional Standard.

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This show was first broadcast on 27th February 2014.