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Blog - All regions - 08 May 2019
"Art has been a massive part of my life since I was a child, so when I was asked to review the content of the Expressive Arts Short Course I couldn’t wait to get started," says Jemma Davies, Design and Creative Manager at ASDAN. In this blog, Jemma shares her favourite five challenges from the new course and outlines why arts education matters.
Blog - All regions - 16 Apr 2019
All schools have groups of students that do not fulfil their potential – the cause is often disengagement with the education system. Mike Randall, ASDAN’s Head of Curriculum Development, who has 20 years’ experience as a teacher, provides his top tips on motivating young people.
Teaching resource - All regions - 14 Mar 2019
Researchers at the University of Exeter have created a free training resource to assist parents, teachers, sports coaches and therapists improve the interceptive motor skills of children with movement coordination difficulties. Our website features a series of free videos which aim to teach improved coordination in a variety of sporting skills.
Guidance - All regions - 13 Mar 2019
The Exploring Diagnosis research team are based at Egenis, part of the University of Exeter. Our research explores the role that diagnosis plays in society and in medicine, using diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as a case study. On the way, we aim to celebrate and value the abilities and attributes of the neurodiverse community. Our Autism and Neurodiversity information leaflet is aimed at newly diagnosed adults and parents of newly diagnosed children. Two versions have been developed.
Teaching resource - All regions - 08 Mar 2019
One of the aims of ASDAN's Gardening Short Course is to develop an awareness of how gardening promotes a healthier lifestyle and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. ASDAN has created a free calendar of gardening tasks and ideas for each season, with links to challenges from the Short Course – it’s the perfect way to plan gardening activities that will help improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing all-year round.
Other - 28 Jan 2019
The Dyspraxia Foundation is proud to announce our first conference for 2019! Introducing Dyspraxia/DCD: increasing understanding and implications – a one day event for parents, carers, health and education professionals including teachers, SENCos , Learning Support Staff and anyone with an interest in Dyspraxia/DCD .
Teaching resource - All regions - 28 Jan 2019
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) has been one of our most popular courses since the qualification was first introduced in 2004. We get lots of positive feedback from our centres about CoPE, so we are giving away free teaching and learning resources to celebrate a course that continues to boost young people’s essential skills, motivation, confidence and self-esteem.
Other - All regions - 11 Jan 2019
ASDAN has been supporting centres with their SEND provision for more than 20 years; providing appropriate courses for young people with barriers to learning is at the very heart of our organisation. This booklet provides information about ASDAN courses for SEND provision, including our Preparing for Adulthood programmes and Entry-level qualifications.
Teaching resource - All regions - 08 Jan 2019
ASDAN’s educational principles underpin all of our courses, which are designed to address barriers to learning by: building belief; engaging and motivating learners; promoting young people’s progress and achievement; inspiring creativity; and releasing potential. To celebrate the launch of our refreshed educational principles, we are giving away five free resources; the resources are linked to the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) qualification and the Bronze, Silver, Gold programmes.
Teaching resource - All regions - 13 Dec 2018
To celebrate Christmas, we have compiled three free resources to help educators add a festive touch to the end of term: Christmas dinner shopping list Helping others at Christmas Christmas label templates You can read more about the resources and download them for use in your lessons via our website.
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