Friday, November 30, 2012

Effective Education Workshop

Effective Education Planning for Outside the Classroom Practitioners
A 2-Day Workshop hosted by Chester Zoo


Dates: 21/22 February 2013


  • To introduce an education planning process for’ Outside the Classroom’ presenters/educators
  • To enable zoo staff to adopt a logical and strategic approach to session planning and resource use


Participants will:

  • Create and utilise a generic session planning framework
  • Articulate intended learning outcomes for sessions
  • Identify checks for learning and informal assessment
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a session (presentation/lesson) following a logical teaching and learning cycle
  • Practice resource selection and use for different audiences
  • Discuss similarities and difference between ‘presentations’ and ‘lessons’ 

Course Details

No of participants:                      20 maximum

Location:                                   Chester Zoo

Date:                                        21 and 22 Feb 2013

Timing:                                      Start 10.30hrs Thursday 21 Feb (with evening project work)

                                                Finish 16.00hrs Friday 22 Feb

Course Presenters:                    Terry Arthur, Highlands College, Jersey and Southampton University

Cost:                                        £120 per person including lunches and refreshments

Terry Arthur

Lead Tutor for Adult Education at Highlands College, Jersey ( currently responsible for the quality of  teaching of between 70 and 80 tutors each term) Training Consultant in Jersey mainly training Trainers and Teachers plus sessions on Quality Assurance: Mediation/ Conflict Resolution: Appraisal Training. Working for Local Government sectors plus the Private sector (currently doing CPD for the local Police Force Trainers)

Visiting Lecturer at University of Southampton on Adult Teacher Training Programmes for 25 years Career began as a teacher in Secondary schools with 3 years in Primary Schools I have also worked in Jamaica; USA; and Australia.

“I believe that it is essential for the theory to be put into practise i.e., each person delivering a session to their colleagues and the theory will include plenty of interactive group work.”


Contact: to register.

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