Using research evidence to raise attainment in the MFL classroom
March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ruth Bailey presents: The Science of Learning Vocabulary
In this session we will look at some of the latest findings in the Science of Learning and explore how they link to what we know about language learning. Based on work by Professor Paul Howard-Jones at the University of Bristol, there are key concepts in neuroscience that can help us understand more about why engagement, recycling and practice are so vital for a successful MFL curriculum.
Ruth has been involved in MFL teaching and learning for a very long time. Currently she is PGCE MFL tutor and PGCE co-director at the University of Bristol. After many years as a Languages teacher in schools in London, which included setting up a MFL department from scratch, she worked at CILT, the National Centre for Languages, as part of the GTP programme and as Key Stage 3 network coordinator. Before coming to work at the University of Bristol in 2013 she ran the MFL PGCE at Goldsmiths, University of London and worked with both primary and secondary trainee teachers.
At the University of Bristol’s School of Education this year the PGCE team are working on a project entitled ‘Science of Learning for initial teacher education’, which is taking a series of key concepts based in neuroscience and learning and working with student teachers to apply them to different curriculum areas.
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