The Skills for the Future Team

ScotlandsPlaces

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Since returning from our placements, the other Education Trainees and I have been busy readjusting to life back at the RCAHMS office. We have also been getting started on new projects as part of the next chapter of our traineeships here. One of the projects that we’ve recently began working on is ScotlandsPlaces, a joint partnership between RCAHMS, the National Records of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. The website allows users to search multiple national databases simultaneously for material relating to geographical areas in Scotland. ScotlandsPlaces holds a…read more

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Life at the LearningLAB

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  I write this whilst sat on a beanbag on the floor of Stirling Castle’s LearningLAB. The space still echoes from the shrieks, cheers and laughs from another exited group of school children. I am just at the end of my fifth week with Historic Scotland and am immersed in the world of heritage education. After initial observation and shadowing of the broad range of teaching and learning that goes on here, I’ve now started teaching groups in ‘Discovery Sessions’ aimed at showing pupils what castle life was like hundreds…read more

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The World of Scran

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The Education trainees (Aisha, Sharon, Will and I) have spent the last 4 weeks working with Scran. Managed by RCAHMS, Scran is a charity that provides educational access to around 350,000 digital resources including images, text, videos and audio clips. With resources from museums, galleries, archives and the media, it is one of the largest educational online services in the UK. The service is used widely throughout Scottish schools, colleges and universities. We initially got to know Scran by spending some time exploring its huge collection. We also looked at…read more