Deputy First Minister launches new route into secondary teaching

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An innovative PGDE course providing a new route into secondary teaching for highly qualified graduates and career changers started this week at the University of Dundee. Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, John Swinney, joined the new students in Dundee today to celebrate the launch of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Education Partnership Induction Model (PGDE PIM). The course is being offered for the first time this year by the University of Dundee in conjunction with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Both universities are working with rural schools and local authorities to support s...

Charities challenge students to support social justice

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Big-hearted University of Dundee students can transform the lives of some of the city’s most disadvantaged people, the leader of a local charity has said. Helen Hampton, a Senior Young People’s Support Worker with the Dundee and Angus branch of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC), is urging students to sign up for the University’s Social Justice Challenge. The event will match groups of students with local charities and community groups, prompting them to use their academic skills to develop solutions to day-to-day problems faced by their paired organisation. Dozens of...

Unity Through Relationships conference features keynote presentation by Professor Mark Smith

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Mark Smith, Professor of Social Work here at the University of Dundee, gave a keynote presentation on Reclaiming the Field at the 5th Annual Unity Through Relationship conference in Dublin on 12th November 2018, featuring an international delegation of child and youth care professionals.  Over recent years those working in the caring professions have been bombarded with many new concepts and 'JARGON' – much of which is emerging from related professions. In the absence of clear instruction on the meaning of words, concepts, diagnosis and theories, we run the risk of making our own (possibly incor...

Dundee leads a symposium on The New Science Teacher at the SERA 2018 conference

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As part of this year’s Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, a group of staff from our school led a symposium on ‘The New Science Teacher’. The conference, which took place at the University of Glasgow from 21st to 23rd November 2018, had a theme of ‘Critical understanding of educational systems: what matters internationally?’ Science teacher education traditionally proceeds with a university course-based experience followed by a practicum. ‘The New Science Teacher’ symposium shared the results of four studies that investigate novel pathways,...

Discovery Days 2019 - presentations from the cutting edge

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Some of our newer professors in the School will be presenting their research as part of the University of Dundee's Discovery Days 2019 event on 9th to 11th January 2019 in the Dalhousie Building.  Every year the University celebrates it's newest professors and award-winning teachers and students by hosting a series of short presentations where they share the ideas that inspire them. Everyone is welcome, including school pupils, members of the public and our staff and students.  This year will feature staff from all areas of the University, including Education and Social Work staff members Samia K...