How to become a Master of Education  Helping to Develop Communities and Support Parents while studying for a Master’s.

How to become a Master of Education

When three best practices of highly effective teachers are implemented in the classroom, magical things start happening that lead to student success.

Exploring movement through light trails and photographic effects

Exploring movement through light trails and photographic effects

You’d be amazed and what can be achieved in teaching with Raspberry Pi. Our Lecturer Helen went to learn more…

Graduating from Picademy

I am excited to have emerged from two intensive but inspirational days at Pi Towers, the Raspberry Pi offices in Cambridge, as a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. The free Picademy training was some…

A Picture Can Paint A Thousand Words.  How visual clues help navigate the two-way street that is communication for people with autism. Dr David Preece, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton blogs about the challenges of communication for those with autism.

A Picture Can Paint A Thousand Words.

Ever wondered how to apply creative effects to your photographs to emulate, for example, frescos, acquarellas and more? Meet this PS Filter Gallery guide!

What’s the value of rhymes?  Monday 13 November sees the start of World Nursery Rhyme Week. So why bother with World Nursery Rhyme Week — in fact why bother singing to children at all?? Tanya Richardson, Programme Leader for Early Childhood Studies examines.

What’s the value of rhymes?

Within our close-knit community, young children develop independence, respect, creativity, and a sense of self.

Primary Education student Chloe talks about how invaluable she found her placements during her degree, and a couple of tips on making the most of them.

The Value of Placements

As I start my third year of the Primary Education course, I’m already preparing myself for my last ever placement as a trainee teacher.

New book published by Early Childhood Expert Dr Jane Murray

New book published by Early Childhood Expert Dr Jane Murray

1 in 100: Why We Should All Have an Understanding of Autism.  This week, Dr David Preece, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton shares his expert thoughts on autism awareness.

1 in 100: Why We Should All Have an Understanding of Autism

Person, star, field and friend HD photo by Sidharth Bhatia ( on Unsplash

Studying Special Educational Needs at UoN: Hannah’s story  Hannah talks about her course and the experiences that she had over three years studying Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) at Northampton.

Studying Special Educational Needs at UoN: Hannah’s story

Studying Special Educational Needs at UoN: Hannah’s story Hannah talks about her course and the experiences that she had over three years studying Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) at Northampton.

Changing conceptions of Childhood  Early Childhood Studies students visit London in their first year to learn about the changing conception of childhood throughout history.

Changing conceptions of Childhood

Changing conceptions of Childhood Early Childhood Studies students visit London in their first year to learn about the changing conception of childhood throughout history.

Two addictive web tools and apps for experimenting with sounds, both of which might be used to introduce aspects of the computing curriculum.

Two addictive web tools and apps for experimenting with sounds, both of which might be used to introduce aspects of the computing curriculum.

Creating immersive sensory experiences around a theme!

Creating immersive sensory experiences around a theme!

Dr David Preece, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton blogs about how social situations create different challenges for people with autism.

Autism, More Than Just ‘Rain Man’

When I say that I work with people with autism, it seems it’s the social differences in autism…

Dr David Preece, Senior Lecturer blogs about the impact of Sensory issues and sensitivities for people with autism.

Getting a sense of the world with Autism

Sensory issues and sensitivities weren’t included in the diagnostic criteria for autism until recently, but most (if not all) people with autism I’ve ever known have had some difficulties or…

Dr Eunice Lumsden talks about making sure that children come out of their early years with the tools and skills they need.

The Precious Gift of Time…

Cute Status Images for children

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