Primary Education students the first to pass Physical Literacy Foundation Course

| 2020

Primary Education undergraduate students at the University of Dundee have become the first in Scotland to pass the internationally recognised Physical Literacy Foundation Course recently. 28 MA Education (Primary) students, who elected to take a Physical Education (PE) module in their second year, successfully achieved the course award, led by staff member Gillian Bartle and two others from the School of Education and Social Work. Physical Literacy is an umbrella concept capturing the importance of physical activity from ‘pre-birth to the end of life’ and these students will continue to teach P...

River Deep, Mountain High – archives to artworks

| 2020

An exhibition of art, design and creative writing inspired by the natural world and our relationship with it will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. ‘River Deep, Mountain High – archives to artworks’ was conceived to mark Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters and challenged participants to respond to the University's rich archive, museum and rare book collections on the themes of rivers, seas, coasts and mountains. The exhibition, taking place at the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, will be open to the public from Saturday 8 February until April. Dozens of University st...

British Education Award for Social Work Graduate Rachel

| 2020

Congratulations to one of our BA Social Work graduates, Rachel Natanson, who won a British Education Award at a ceremony in Manchester on Thursday 30th January 2020.  Rachel won the award in the Scotland Degree category, in recognition of her brilliant academic results and extracurricular success. The British Education Awards take place at a unique event where young people, their families and teachers, along with politicians, professionals and celebrities from across the UK come together to celebrate educational attainment. Great work Rachel! We are very proud of you. Find out more about the awards...

Visiting Scholar for MII-STEM project

| 2020, research

The School of Education and Social Work extends a warm welcome to Wipavadee Khwaengmek from Kasetsart University (Bangkok Thailand), who is currently with us as a visiting scholar working with Professor Samia Khan and the MII-STEM project. MII-STEM is an international research project funded by the GCRF, which aims to improve the quality of teacher education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) across Southeast Asia. The project will examine the effectiveness of modelling and how it is taught to future science teachers in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Modelling is a key s...

New publication for Professor Fiona Kumari Campbell

| 2020, research

An extended essay by Professor Fiona Kumari Campbell has just been published in a new book, A Cultural History of Disability in the Modern Age. Professor Kumari Campbell's essay on Mobility Impairment? Impairing Mobilities into the Twenty-first Century appears in the new volume which is edited by David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder. A Cultural History of Disability in the Modern Age explores how our understanding and treatment of disability has evolved in Western culture, and how it has been represented and perceived in different social and cultural conditions. The picture shows Professor Kumari Campbell...