Teaching Course - Module 1 - Bradpole, Dorset

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About this course:

Suitable for those who already teach bell handling and want to update their skills AND for those who have never taught anyone to handle a bell, Module 1 provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to take a ringer from their first lesson to having competent bell control.

You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions:

  • How to teach a skill
  • How to break down bell handling into easy stages that the new ringer can master
  • About different learning types and how to adapt your teaching for them
  • The benefits of intensive teaching

The practical sessions will give you plenty of time to practise your new skills in a safe environment. Working in pairs you will also have opportunity to hone your observation skills and get feedback on your feedback.

 Delegates are advised to bring refreshments and a packed lunch on the day, or make their own arrangements for lunch at a pub or cafe. Please note, the lunch break is limited to one hour, so if visiting a busy pub, it may be worth pre-ordering meals so that they can be served promptly.

This course is now open for general bookings.


Event Details

Event Start Sat 17-Feb-2024 09:15
Event End Sat 17-Feb-2024 16:45
Registration Closes
Fri 02-Feb-2024 12:00
Capacity 9
Registered 9
Available places 0
Waiting List 2
Event Fee £25 per attendee + donations locally to pay for tower fees and refreshments
Event Prerequisites You must be a bell-ringing teacher (or would-be teacher) aged 14 or over.
You must have sufficiently good bell control to be able to inspire confidence in others and an ability to comfortably raise and lower a bell.
We expect that you should easily be able to pass the Learning the Ropes Level 2 handling assessment. For more information, see bellringing.org/about-teaching/bell-handling/#GoodHandlingStyle
Location Holy Trinity, Bradpole, Dorset

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Phil Tremain

Course Tutor

Phil learned to ring aged 11 at St Columb Major, Cornwall where he has been tower captain for the past quarter of a century. He served the Truro DG as Public Relations Officer for over 30 years, and spent a three year term as President.
Despite having been teaching ringing for decades Phil firmly believes that there is always something new to learn. He is a full member of ART, having been accredited for Modules 1 & 2F; in recent years has become an ART Assessor, and now also a Tutor.
Early retirement after a career in IT left more time for bellringing, including convening the Kernow Old Codgers mid-week group. He also organises Pydar Improvers practices (affectionately known as PIMPS!) for ringers across the Pydar Deanery and beyond, and with the support of other teachers in the area recently registered the Pydar School of Bellringing as an ART teaching hub.

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