“It’s about engaging disengaged kids…it changes the perception about what learning is”
Welcome to episode 84 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, and as always thank you for giving up your time to join me on the ONLY Primary and Elementary Physed Podcast in the world! In this cracker Jack of an episode I am joined not by one, but two awesome guests who are rockstars in their fields.
Bryn Llewellyn is the Founder of Active Learning resource Tagtiv8 and a former teacher, deputy head and acting headteacher in Bradford. Andy Daly-Smith is a senior lecturer art Leeds Beckett University with a keen interest in physical activity and behaviour science in children and young people. He is a huge driver behind Active Learning research, raising the awareness of its impact and importance within the school day.
During this special episode we have an open and honest discussion about all things active learning, mulling over the very definition of what it is right through to how feasible it is to implement in a school day. Are there any benefits to using it as a ‘tool’ in your teaching or is it simply a fad? Well jump on in and listen to the episode right here or use the awesome timestamps below to jump to any particular part of the episode that you wish!
Click on the Timestamps below to jump to our key points of discussion:
What do we mean by Active Learning (AL), What does it actually look like? [03:00]
Why is AL important from a physical perspective? [06:32]
What are the wider benefits of AL? Why should teachers bother? [10:25]
How does Tagtiv8 provide a pathway to achieving this?
What does the wider research into AL say, both in the UK and around the world? [34:25]
What are the current barriers to AL in our Schools? Can we overcome them? [46:04]
If you are keen to read up more, below are the links to various bits of research conducted around the area that were mentioned in the podcast:
Research by Leeds Beckett University
Twitter – @brynll @tagtiv8 @brainercise
email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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