First and second year students on the Foundation Degree programmes for Early Childhood Development and Learning and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability participated in an exciting Academic Poster Presentation evening. Year two students presented their summary of research and outcomes to year one students, who then peer reviewed their work.
Guest speakers including Jessica Froggatt from Doncaster Council and Leah from the Woman’s Refuge Charity made the evening most enjoyable as they delivered information regarding the importance of inclusion and multi-agency working including their background working with vulnerable children and young people.
The students had the opportunity to ask professionals for careers advice as Best Practice, Initial Teacher Training and the Childminder’s Association were represented.
Sarah Brooks and Deborah Ellis, Programme Leaders said: ‘The whole evening encouraged students to engage with each other, through using visual medium and pitching their presentation with a lot of enthusiasm, that was intriguing and motivating for all.’
An attendee to the event Stephanie Robinson from Best Practice expressed how ‘the depth of research from students into their topics was demonstrated and the level of knowledge was appreciated by the listeners’.
A first year student Joy Sykes expressed that ‘The poster presentation evening was excellent. The guest speakers were very informative and engaging; it was nice to hear about possible career pathways following completion on our degrees.’ Joy continues to say ‘the presentation evening has inspired me to complete further research into specific types of SEND that I don’t personally have much experience with’.
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