Moray House School of Education and Sport

What we do

Learn about the Professional Learning team and what we can offer, including established courses and bespoke professional learning offerings.

Aims

Our aim is to provide the best service possible to all stakeholders by helping them with their professional development through the organisation of a wide range of courses, seminars, events, conferences, and hosted visits. By doing so, we hope to raise the profile of Moray House within the local and global community by sharing new research, knowledge, and expertise. 

For our education-focused courses, our ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the learning and wellbeing of children through support of educators and other professionals who engage in high quality and innovative professional learning.

What do we do?

We work on a variety of educational projects which reach a wide audience locally and internationally. Our work ranges from organising bespoke professional learning visits (for Scottish educators or international groups wishing to advance their knowledge of educational practices and/or the research expertise at Moray House), to arranging seminars and talks or coordinating events and workshops.

For bespoke visits, we provide administrative support and academic guidance during the planning process and work collaboratively with clients to ensure their event is tailor-made to their requirements. We also help with the marketing and promotion of established professional learning courses and events.

We offer a range of courses both in person and online which are facilitated by experienced academic staff. Some of our courses in the Leadership of Learning category are designed for teachers to expand their knowledge of inclusion, timetabling, teacher leadership, and other areas of education by increasing their confidence in applying new methods in their workplace.

The Froebel and Childhood Practice course is a popular option for those looking to enhance their practice in early childhood education through play and relationship-building in learning contexts.

Other courses such as the Returning to Teaching course aims to help participants go back to teaching after a break in their career, or support educators who have experience abroad but are new to the Scottish education system.

We have also recently developed an exclusive partnership with the Barça Innovation Hub – Universitas, with the University of Edinburgh being the only university in the UK with such a partnership in online learning, research and innovation. We collaborate to provide online learning opportunities facilitated by Barça Innovation Hub – Universitas to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of sports nutrition, marketing, communications, leadership, and/or other areas of performance management.

What do clients say about us?

I have to comment on how well you all support this kind of thing, keeping me informed, sharing communications, making sure I'll be okay.  If I were a nervous creature, it would be enormously supportive. I'm not a nervous creature, but still it all feels very welcoming and comfortable, and it's much appreciated.

"In Conversation with..." speaker

Thanks for all of your help in coordinating my workshop. It was a definite success thanks to you. 

Adacemic staff

Who are we?

We are a small and friendly team with big ambitions, located in St John’s Land at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Team members:

Juliet Hancock - Director of Professional Learning 

Peter McNaughton - Senior Teaching Fellow

Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka - Partnerships and Professional Learning Coordinator

Steph Donneadieu - Professional Learning Administrator

Sheena Mackenzie - Professional Learning Administrator

Get in touch

If you would like us to help you, please complete the Bespoke Professional Learning Request Form below to provide details about your group’s interests and needs. With any additional questions, please email professionallearning@ed.ac.uk

Bespoke Professional Learning Request Form