The Faculty of Education has launched @EdLabMMU! The project is based on 3 interlinked ideas:
Doing Good Stuff
By doing good stuff based upon the interests of students and the needs of the community, EdLab encourages students to enrich the experiences of learners, youth and communities through the opportunities present in informal spaces.
Exploring Innovation in Education
EdLab enables students to explore and create innovation in education through ‘real life’ challenges posed by partner groups. This is supported by workshop spaces, inspiring talks, project development with outside partners and reflective practice.
EdLab is a creative space in which students can develop employment skills by engaging with ‘real world’ educational experiences driven by their passions.
@EdLabMMU works by providing students with inspirational talks and great opportunities to respond to ‘challenges’ to contribute to great projects in-and-around Hulme. For example:
Code Club builds a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across the UK.
We support our volunteers, who inspire the next generation by running weekly Code Clubs in their local area.
We provide creative resources aimed at children aged 9-11. Parents, teachers and volunteers use our projects to help children create games, animations and websites in weekly Code Clubs. We offer training for primary teachers delivered by volunteer computer science experts. Our aim is for all teachers to feel confident, excited and prepared to teach the Computing curriculum.
Working through the Code Club projects is a great way for children to gain an introduction to coding in a fun after-school environment. Our challenge to you is to find a way to measure how much impact your club has had in both sparking a love for digital making and gaining an understanding of basic coding concepts. Whilst we at Code Club like our reports full of data we LOVE creativity and involving the kids so find an exciting way to showcase your impact.