Empowering the Children's and Young People's Workforce

Useful Videos

Chapter 2: Skills for successful learning
  • Academic Reading. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg1VWs00UEE

    A ‘workbook’ presentation given by Kaitlin at Carleton University, Canada which ‘explores various note-taking methods and provides tips for connecting with course material in ways that work for you. By using these tools you will discover your own academic reading and note-taking style that will stay with you throughout your entire academic career.’

  • The Five-Paragraph Essay: Three Formulas for Writing the Basic Academic Essay. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwjmMtTVO1g

    A simple, clear and comprehensive presentation given by David Taylor which offers three formulas designed to help students write what David refers to as the ‘easy essay’.

Chapter 3: Work-based learning
  • World of Work Based Learning 02. Active learning. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hrDtfpIRo8

    An interesting Prezi presentation given by Professor Stephen Gomez from Plymouth University which explores the notion of work-based learning with a key focus on ‘learning through action’. Make personal notes as you watch this video, considering any points which are of value to you to your personal understanding, your professional practice or your academic studies.

  • Socratic Seminar 101. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/p6jjxtm

    ‘This video explains the purpose of Socratic seminars; how to run a successful seminar, and basic rules. Included are sample questions, as well as clips of a seminar in action, discussing the movie “Live is Beautiful”.’ (Video description). The examples of Socratic Seminars ‘in action’ show high–school students engaging in this powerful approach to learning – how might it be translated into an adult learning context?

Chapter 4: ‘The researcher and the researched’: Ethical research in children’s and young people’s services
  • Ethics in Research. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlJh_MMycmQ

    A neat, short animated video set in a classroom which gives mention to a number of key ethical concepts that are discussed in this chapter. Note: the voices are rather monotone!

  • The Ethics of doing Social Research. Part 3 of 3 on Practical Issues and Ethics. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQeUuxIzsfU

    A lecture presentation given by Graham Gibbs at the University of Huddersfield. Watch the video whilst making personal notes on the presentation, comparing these with the content of this chapter.

Chapter 5: Gifted and talented learners
  • Primary Gifted and Talented – Classroom Practice. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mouSk5uJvJo

    ‘This resource is from the series Primary Gifte[d] and Talented. This programme focuses on Selwyn Primary School in Newham, east London, where the approach is primarily an inclusive one, differentiating its gifted pupils within whole class settings. Teachers from [Reception] to Year 6 demonstrate a variety of techniques and reveal what lies behind their approach. These include guided reading, asking challenging questions, posing open-ended problems, encouraging analytical and scientific thinking. They also use their gifted and talented pupils as facilitators and lead-learners in mixed groups.’ (Video description)

  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Available at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCACp6DFGW8HNQUMPILbwR5A

    Select one of the nine keynote videos that are available via the YouTube link offered – these were all recorded during The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children’s 20th Biennial World Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in August 2013. Make personal notes as you watch your chosen video, considering the potential impact of its content on your practice when supporting/ working with children who are G&T.

Chapter 6: Special educational needs and disabilities: Supporting the needs of children and young people through inclusive practice
  • Lorraine Petersen (OBE) – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Update Nasen Live! 2013. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqDLx1R6Qjo

    ‘Lorraine Petersen (OBE), Chief Executive Officer at nasen [formerly the National Association for Special Educational Needs] gives an update on the latest developments in SEND policy and practice.’ (website). Given on 23 May 2013, reflect on the information shared by Lorraine, considering any new developments you are aware of at both a policy and practice level.

  • Teachers TV: Research & Development in SEN (special educational needs) – ‘SEN In Action’. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZCtsfVtgGk

    This interesting programme describes three educational research projects that involve the wider workforce, many of whom work with children with special educational needs. Consider the impact of the projects described – how might you be able to replicate or set up a similar research project which is designed to improve provision and practice in your setting/work placement?

Chapter 7: Children, young people and risk – just about managing?
  • Are they safe? Child protection awareness for staff and volunteers. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/nuqq8jk

    ‘A sample clip taken from the Safe Network's Are they safe? pack. Includes practical advice, guidance and resources about how to keep children safe whilst taking part in out of school activities.’ (Video description). Consider the content of the video in supporting your developing knowledge and understanding/CPD in relation to child protection.

  • Professor Ray Jones on Safeguarding Children and Young People. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/o3e8ck7

    ‘Children & Young People's Network meeting – The Munro Review: Safeguarding Children and Young People: Professor Jones, Chair of Bristol Safeguarding Children Board gives an overview, as well as highlighting the implications of the current economic situation for children, young people, families and services, with some possible ways forward.’ (Video description). Consider the content of the video in supporting your developing knowledge and understanding/CPD in relation to child protection.

Chapter 8: Skills and knowledge for effective practice
  • Tom’s Team. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw_tRMN095o

    A short video clip that highlights the challenges and benefits of multi-agency working from everyone’s perspective.

  • Hot Research ‘transitions’.Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHNrMgwXdw

    This short research-informed video clip highlights the challenges and areas for consideration in relation to transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage One and from Primary to Secondary school.

  • Professor Ray Jones on Safeguarding children and young people. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SLaJdEpXjU

    This clip allows you to hear Professor Ray Jones speak about safeguarding from an historical and current perspective, making links to real life practice and the Munro Review (see www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8062/8062.pdf).

Chapter 9: Learning a language: how practitioners and those training to work with young people could use language learning in their practice
  • Language and Learning. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_qpta6zb4

    ‘How many languages can a child learn at once? Is there a “window” of opportunity, or can they learn multiple languages at any time? And what are the cognitive benefits of learning more than one language? [This video explores these questions with] research psychologists and a language teacher [to find about] about how kids acquire second, third or fourth languages and how it helps’ (Video description). Reflect on the discussions that take place during the video – what are your thoughts in response to the views that are shared?

  • KS3 Modern Foreign Languages – Thinking Skills. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWGPvLPp0dA

    ‘This resource is from the KS3 Modern Foreign Languages series. This programme demonstrates how Andy Markham teaches Russian to mixed ability students using various techniques he has tried and tested – though he hadn't identified them until recently as thinking skills. He believes the methods can be used in the teaching of any language. Using mimes, connecting words from other languages with similar spellings, actions and games like “Simon Says”, Andy sees great benefits. He explains how his students have become more confident with languages and are enjoying lessons more. The MFL dept at Frederick Gough has been encouraged by Andy to employ the same methods in all language lessons and have pooled their resources. Books take a back seat in lessons and Andy and his staff explain that they are inspired by everything around them when it comes to lesson planning. Finally language expert Wendy Adeniji offers her opinion on the success of the approach. This programme would be of interest to any MFL teacher.’ (Video Description). Consider the implications of Andy’s practice on your own teaching of languages.

Chapter 10: ‘Reflecting on reflection’: work-based reflective practice
  • The Purpose of Reflective Practice. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AfHPV-YBdI

    A ‘relaxing’ video by Toby Adams in the form of a PowerPoint presentation which presents different types of reflection with diagrams and clear written explanations. Use the pause button to give yourself time to read all of the text offered. Also visit http://bit.ly/63Jd9C which offers an interesting presentation entitled Further work on Critical Incidents, Governing Variables, Double and Single Loop Learning (also by Adams).

  • Self-Reflective Journal Writing.mp4. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7E3ZwNrQA

    A comprehensive and articulate video which explores ‘the benefits of journal writing as a self-reflective practice the mechanism of action, how it works, and some tools and exercises and tips to get started with your own journal writing practice’ (OHCoaching, 2012).

Chapter 11: Parents, carers and the community: the collaborative relationship
  • How Do We Build Effective Parent Partnerships in Inclusive Schools? Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-sw-v40Gs

    ‘Cathy Giardina describes how to build effective parent–school partnerships in inclusive schools. Learn about the three R's: 1) Respect, 2) Responsibility, and 3) Relationships.’ (Video description). Consider the value of using these three R’s to help build and strengthen effective parent–school partnerships in the setting you currently train/work in.

  • Early Childhood Education: Embedded in the Community. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLDDFedc0zM

    This fascinating video reports on recent research (2010–2012) undertaken in Whanganui, New Zealand. ‘The research was a partnership between the Whanganui Central Baptist Kindergarten [CBK] and Early Learning Centres, and researchers, Judith Duncan (University of Canterbury) and Sarah Te One (Victoria University of Wellington).’ (Video description). New Zealand early childhood education is noted for its quality of relationships with parents, families, and whanau (Maori-language word for extended family). ‘In this research these relationships are re-examined while investigating how active adult participation leads to enhanced children's learning and to family and community wellness.’ (Video description). Reflect on the outcomes of the research, considering how thinking and practice which could be utilised in settings that you are placed in/work in to develop/ enhance practice.

Chapter 12: Integrated working: from the theory to the practice
  • Every Child Matters & Multi-Agency Working. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGRYCC6lFRg

    An interesting ‘balanced’ video which helps to contextualise the notion of multi-agency working in response to the ECM agenda. Whilst coming from an educational perspective the video offers a useful context to see how ECM (HCAM) is became an embedded aspect of school provision and practice.

  • NHS Safeguarding. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJWtv7CEHU

    An emotionally powerful video which explores the notion of safeguarding both vulnerable adults and children. Produced by the NHS, this video helps to put into context the vital importance of protecting human beings from harm.

Chapter 13: The learning community: international lessons
  • Us vs. Them? Comparing Students across Countries. Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMhj4VfCjg0

    An interesting video which compares students across a number of countries.