Education - Fellows' Story Collection

Author: Helen Aherne
Education - Fellows' Story Collection

Read more about some of our Fellows' achievements in this area.

Juliet Robertson travelled to North America, Sweden and the Czech Republic looking at outdoor technologies in the context of primary education. Since her Fellowship, in 2008, she has actively contributed to the development of outdoor learning and play at a national level within Scotland. She has also ghost-written national guidance and played an active role in developing the Play Strategy for Scotland. Read more...

Kevin Munday travelled to Australia in 2011 to investigate how to make apprenticeships more accessible and attractive to young people. He went on to establish a charity which mentors and supports young people as they enter the world of work. Read more...

Chris Gabbett was a newly appointed Deputy Principal when he travelled to Australia and Norway in 2011 to look at how secondary schools and universities can better support students from deprived backgrounds. Read more...

Antony Jinman’s Fellowship took him to Baffin Island in Canada, where he spent time living with Inuit communities in Qiitiqtaruaq, documenting their way of life and recording their thoughts and experiences of climate change. Following his trip to the Arctic, Antony set up Education through Expeditions (ETE) and is now bringing the Arctic into classrooms around the country. Read more...

Neil McIntyre travelled to Estonia and Finland in 2014 to study approaches to increasing achievement in science education. Since returning to the UK, Neil has been awarded funding to take forward his recommendation of establishing better links between primary and secondary science education. Read more...

Steve Williamson travelled to West and East Africa in 1997 to study and record community singing in order to inspire music projects in the UK. Steve has gone on to become a Head Teacher, and he continues to promote the arts and cultural heritage in education. Read more...

Michael Davies, a history teacher, visited schools in Israel, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian Territory to discover a better way of teaching the contentious history of Israel and Palestine. Read more...

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson travelled to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 to discover ways to improve the teaching of critical literacy in UK schools. Since returning to the UK, Arlene has hosted a one day ‘Oracy across the curriculum’ seminar for school teachers, educational charity representatives and curriculum advisors. Read more...

Michael Jones travelled to the USA in 2015 to study electronics and computer science programmes in schools. He has since worked with several universities on their computer science courses, and created resources for both teachers and students. Read more...

Alison Chapman travelled to China in 2009 to learn about traditional Chinese dancing so she could develop teaching resources and training for teachers aimed at helping children to develop a cultural understanding of China. Read more...

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