In recent years interest in schools outreach and academic enrichment has increased dramatically, reflecting a greater social conscience and awareness of the impact that universities can have on the wider community. The transferable skills that academics bring to schools need to be honed for this new learning environment, as delivery methods and success benchmarks are radically different in a schools context. This collection addresses the numerous issues raised when arts and humanities academics become involved with schools, bringing together practitioners from a broad range of fields within the arts and humanities to share experiences and insights.
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About the Author
Geoff Baker is Head of Domain (French, Geography, History, Personal Development and Religious Education) at The Thomas Cowley High School in Donington, Lincolnshire
Andrew Fisher is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction Geoff Baker and Andrew Fisher \ Part I: Schools Outreach in Context \ 1. Encountering Expertise: The value and practice of academics in schools Alan Dewar \ 2. Sitting on the Fence or Breaking Through the Hedge: Risk-taking, incentives and institutional barriers to outreach work among academics and students Helen Lovatt \ Part II: Teaching and Learning in Schools Outreach \ 3. Bridging the Pedagogical Divide between Universities and Schools Geoff Baker \ 4. What does it mean ‘to be good at ICT' - at school and at university? Terry Haydn \ 5. Exploring the Links between Creative Teaching and Learning: Lessons learnt from science and engineering outreach Janice Yelland-Sutcliffe \ 6. Creativity for All: Promoting creative learning in schools outreach Sarah Turbaner \ Part III: Teaching Complex and Controversial Issues \ 7. Academics Teaching Philosophy to Primary School Children Andrew Fisher \ 8. Chains and Controversia: Non-judgementally exploring the richness of the past with primary school children Cressida Ryan \ 9. Teaching about the Holocaust: Perspectives on what, why, how and when Gary Mills \ 10. Transferring findings from Genocide Education Research into Strategies for Teaching and Learning about Genocide in Schools Rolf Wiesemes \ 11. Exploring Spirituality in Schools Outreach Paul Cavill \ Part IV: The Impact of Schools Outreach \ 12. Measuring the Social Impact of Schools Outreach Sharon Clancy \ 13. Schools Outreach Experienced Geoff Baker and Andrew Fisher \ 14. Conclusion Geoff Baker and Andrew Fisher