Lessons from Lockdown Webinars

Learning from Lockdown 1: Self Care and Mental Health

Wednesday 27January 2021 16.00–17.30

This webinar will focus on issues of Self-Care and Mental Health in teacher education.  As we welcome in the new academic year, we will share vignettes illustrating ways in which support for wellbeing has been developed during lockdown.  We will also propose ways in which this might contribute to future practice; what we have learned from our recent experiences and what we can take forward beyond the pandemic.  This session will also include opportunities for dialogue and networking with colleagues to share your own research and experience in this area.  Self-care and Mental Health are important all times, making them an ideal theme to launch our ‘Learning from Lockdown’ series.  If you would like to join this dialogue about this current issue in teacher education please register here

Learning from Lockdown 2: Placement/Practicum

Wednesday 17 February 2021 16.00-17.30  

In this webinar we will present research and practice relating to recent experiences of teacher education practicum/placement experience. There will also be an opportunity to network and discuss your own experiences and/or research with colleagues working in different contexts. Changes in pedagogical practices designed to maintain physically safe learning environments, and the closure of schools, has had direct impact on the educational experiences of both children and trainees. Teacher educators in institutes and schools have been extremely creative in responding to this issue, and in this seminar we ask what we have learned and take forward to enhance future practice. ‘Placement/Practicum’ is therefore the theme that we have chosen for the second webinar in our ‘Learning from Lockdown’ series. If you would like to join this dialogue about this current issue in teacher education please register here.  

Learning from Lockdown 3: Local Matters; Teachers as Social Justice Researchers

Wednesday 31 March 2021 16.00-17.30

Dr Carl Emery and Louisa Dawes, The University of Manchester

Dr. Carl Emery and Louisa Dawes, of the University of Manchester, will outline the work they have been doing in schools to address teacher conceptions associated with disadvantage and poverty.  In this webinar they will share details of the real impact that it is having and how this has contributed to teacher education programmes.  The session will then also include opportunities for dialogue and networking with colleagues to share research and experience in different settings.  Given the significance that the lockdown has shown us, in terms of disadvantage for children and trainees, we felt that social injustice was an important theme to include in our new ‘Learning from Lockdown’ series.  If you would like to join this dialogue about this current issue in teacher education please register here

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