Outreach Project and Teaching Resources: Life Under Occupation

This post is part of a series on outreach projects undertaken by ASMCF members. Dr Wendy Michallat’s work on British student Madelaine Blaess's papers offer a fantastic opportunity for schools to integrate historical documents and the latest academic developments into their schemes of work. The Madeleine Blaess diary and Phoney War letters are an exciting … Continue reading Outreach Project and Teaching Resources: Life Under Occupation

ASMCF-funded: Schools event organised by French at Stirling

Dr Fiona Barclay and her colleagues at the University of Stirling organised an event for pupils in the local area to discover what studying French at university is like and the careers it can lead to. Meanwhile, their teachers attended two CPD sessions on approaches to teaching and assessing cultural materials and culture topics. Schools … Continue reading ASMCF-funded: Schools event organised by French at Stirling

IMPACT FOR RESEARCHERS: THEMES AND WORKS STUDIED BY PUPILS AGED 16-18 IN THE UK

This post explains some of the broad themes and suggested texts and films studied in schools across the country. For more ideas on disseminating your research in secondary education, see the three-part series on working with schools. The ASMCF offers financial support for liaison and outreach activities. Details of the scheme are available here. If … Continue reading IMPACT FOR RESEARCHERS: THEMES AND WORKS STUDIED BY PUPILS AGED 16-18 IN THE UK

Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

The second of three professional development sessions at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2017 consisted of two papers reflecting on the theme of impact and engagement through research on French literature, history, and culture. We heard from Kate Astbury, Associate Professor and Reader at Warwick University, and Gill Allwood, Professor of Gender Politics at Nottingham … Continue reading Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 2 – topics)

See part 1 for an introduction to possible formats that collaboration with schools can take, and part 3 for an example. Based on preliminary scoping of teachers at comprehensive schools in England, there is great demand for support in designing engaging materials for the new specifications. Obviously, different schools will have different needs, but also different capacities … Continue reading Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 2 – topics)