Meetup now online – 22 April 2020, 1-3pm

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that this meetup is now going to be hosted online! All you need is click on the following link >>> >>> The meetup is open to all. Feel free to share widely. See you soon.

Led by the University Campus Oldham Early Years Team: Hannah Seat, Vikki Scholes and Gail Frampton, this session will provide an opportunity for us to share and discuss ideas for creative approaches to online learning and teaching. We will also explore how and why the team at Oldham have developed our unique creative pedagogical approach and how this has a positive impact on our degree students and in the wider community of Oldham. With the help of our students, we have hand crafted an innovative and learning environment using recycled and sustainable resources, which represents the Early Years sector. We are passionate about play in HE, storytelling, poetry, drama and narrative research methods and would like to share some of our creative ideas with you from our previous sessions.


  • Creative approaches to online learning and teaching
  • Creative research methods
  • Evidencing the impact of creative teaching methods

We are excited to share our #creativeHE pedagogical approach with you and hearing your stories of creative research methods and teaching.

Register here

Date and Time: 22nd April from 1pm-3pm

Venue: Online

Joining the conversation:

Simply follow this link and enter as a guest by typing your name, institution and country into the name field and clicking on the “Join Meeting” button.

Whether or not you have previously participated in a webinar or online activity using Adobe Connect we advise that you make sure that you do some checking and preparation in advance. Check your set-up and connection here.

You may also find this Adobe Connect Webinar Participant Guide useful to print out in advance of the session.We really hope that you will be able to join for what should be a lively and highly interactive #creativeHE session.

Oldham as an Opportunity Area

Oldham has a diverse population, with increasing numbers of international new arrivals and families where English may not be the first language spoken at home. Between 2015 and 2016 the gap in development widened, with 68% of children with English as a first language achieving a good level of development, compared to only 48% of pupils with English as an additional language. Oldham Opportunity Area (OA) was launched as one of 12 OAs by the Government to raise education standards. The goal is to ensure children and young people in the borough get the opportunities and support they need and deserve. The OA programme prioritises work on improving early years education, raising attainment, and helping young people develop essential life skills. Oldham was ranked 294th out of 324 districts in the social mobility index and 34th most deprived out of 326 areas in England in the 2015 index of multiple deprivation. A quarter of state-funded secondary schools are rated ‘requires improvement’ or inadequate and too many children and young people in Oldham are falling behind, with disadvantaged pupils often making the least progress. Read more about the OA here:

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Hannah, Vikki and Gail

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