Reporter 405, 30 June 1997


Students go down to the woods for web research

Two student teachers have produced a web site on the woodlands of Leeds in conjunction with a local company as part of a technology project linking School of Education PGCE students with businesses.

Lynn Anderson and Michael Bryant worked with Forests of Leeds to produce information ranging from animal and plant life to how paper is made from trees.

Several other trainee teachers at the University have produced teaching aids such as web sites and CD-ROMs as part of their final assessments. Every student taking the technology method,or other method courses, are linked to local businesses and museums where they produce an educational resource. The teaching aids are trialled in schools and students receive feedback from teachers and pupils. Partners and schools receive copies of the final package and either use it as it stands or as a base for further work.

The Education-Business Partnership project, is one of only a few of its kind in Britain. Interest in their work has come from as far afield as Malaysia.

Forests of Leeds is at: http://education.leeds.ac.uk/~edu/technology/ebp97/intro.htm

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