Lifeworlds Learning specialise in the design and delivery of bespoke workshops to support learning in the classroom and continuing professional development (CPD) in a broad range of areas.
We are committed to 'learning through doing' and so favour action-based experiential workshops that engage participants and provide them with the time and space to explore issues relevant to their own context.
We also offer workshop programmes to deal with particular issues, agendas or initiatives and publish details of forthcoming workshops on these pages as they become available.
School-based workshops - we come to you
A full day workshop for schools aimed at yrs 4, 5 and 6. This literacy-based day also supports ICT, art and design, team building, citizenship, critical thinking, and media literacy. It is a highly adapatable day that can be tailored to suit the particular interests of the school. Click on the PDF flier right for more information or visit our Build-A-Book project pages.
Me in my place, my place in me
A full day workshop for primary schools that explore issues of identity through the exploration of two young lives that travel between the UK and Senegal in West Africa. The day uses images and artefacts to engage learners in a meaningful and memorable day of activities and thinking. The workshop can be delivered to up to 60 pupils and costs just £385 including full pre- and post- support to the teaching staff involved.
Real World Drama - Theatre-in-Education
Lifeworlds are delighted to announce that they can now take bookings for the first offfering in their Real World Drama progamme 'An African Village Decides' This highly acclaimed Theatre-in-Education project was developed under the 'Growing Global' project by Village Aid and the experienced drama educator Helen Hunter. More information about this fantastic in-school opportunity will follow very soon, but if you are interested then get in touch now to go on the advance list for what is likely to be one of our most popular school-based workshops.
A workshop of discovery and learning for primary schools that explores Africa using our giant floor maps and a range of supporting activities. Improves knowledge of Africa, challenges stereotypes and explores international connections between Africa, the UK and the wider world. This workshop can be delivered up to 4 times in a single day with up to 35 children per session. It is best suited to KS2, but there are some new KS1 activities in development so get in touch to find out more.
World Beneath Our Feet
The World Beneath Our Feet (WBOF) workshops use our giant maps to engage learners in a range of topics and issues. We are developing new WBOF offers regularly and will list those here as they are released. Each workshop comes fully resourced and is led by one of our own expert practitioners. Teachers will be given ideas of how to extend and build on the workshop and left with a briefing to guide them to appropriate resources. WBOF has been extremely popular where it has been offered and sells out quickly so if you are interested in this please book well ahead to avoid dissapointment.
We are currently offering WBOF in the following options:
A Fairtrade World - exploring trade and issues of trade justice. (uses World map)
What makes us British? - looking at identity and diversity within the UK and the local area. (uses UK map)
A world of energy - looks at different forms and sources of energy with links to sustainability (World and UK maps)
A workshop where
we do the work
We regularly create and run workshops for others to contribute to larger events or as part of their own external offering. If you are interested in learning more about what we could offer then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Below we share some of the previous workshops we have been commissioned to produce to provide you with a sense of what we could offer.
Derbyshire Eco Schools Conference 2012: "Eco Spirit - pulling together for the common cause"
Lifeworlds was asked to run a workshop sharing whole school approaches to developing an 'eco-spirit' across the campus and curriculum.
Tide/Cambridge Primary Review Primary Global Learning Conference 2011
Lifeworlds was asked to run a workshop sharing their Time2Think initiative with participants as part of a creative day reviewing global learning in the primary sector.
SEEd National Sustainable Schools Conferences 2011
Lifeworlds was asked to run a creative workshops at the Leicester National Sustainable Schools Conferences. The workshop was used to share change management strategies for mainstreaming ESD.
Stoke Local Authority - Teaching Reading Conference 2011
Lifeworlds offered a workshop to lead literacy teachers in Stoke-on-Trent as part of a Teaching Reading Conference. The focus of the input was on creative ways of engaging readers and Lifeworlds was invited to showcase its Build-A-Book project alongside other initiatives and ideas.
Cumbria Primary Cluster Community Cohesion Conference 2011
Lifeworlds ran a session for around 80 primary level teachers from Cumbrian schools.
SEEd National Sustainable Schools Conferences 2010
Lifeworlds was asked to run creative workshops at the London and Bristol National Sustainable Schools Conferences. The workshops gave us a fantastic opportunity to share some of our thinking around education for sustainable development.