In early 2020 some of our Staff and Students from Education and Early Childhood Studies engaged with Makaton Tutor Amanda Glennon to deliver Makaton on Campus. As a result of the beneficial impact of this training Amanda Tayler, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies wanted to offer Makaton training to students in 2021. However with a UK lockdown in place creativity was needed and thus the sessions were hosted online. In February 2021, Amanda Glennon and a team of Makaton tutors delivered an intensive month of Level 1 Makaton training.
The feedback from our students in regard to these sessions has been overwhelmingly positive with commendations made to the smooth delivery of the sessions, the teaching approaches used and the knowledge of the tutoring team.
This training forms a key cornerstone of how we build the future of education here at Staffordshire University – regardless of which area of Education our students choose to pursue.
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