Teaching Course - Module 1 - St Mary's, Usk, Monmouthshire

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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 make their own arrangements for food, or bring a packed lunch on the day (recommended). Please note, the lunch break is limited to one hour, so if visiting a pub or cafe, it may be worth pre-ordering meals so that they can be served promptly.

This course is currently in its 14 early booking window and protected by a PIN until the 2nd October 2023, to allow local course delegates a priority booking period. After this date, the PIN will be removed and any remaining places will be made available for general booking.



Event Details

Event Start Sat 11-Nov-2023 09:30
Event End Sat 11-Nov-2023 17:00
Capacity 12
Available places 3
Registration Closes
Fri 27-Oct-2023 12:00
Event Fee £25 per attendee + £5 local donation for tower 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 St Mary's, Usk, Monmouthshire

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Frank Seabright

Course Tutor

Frank lives in Herefordshire and rings at his home tower, Bosbury, as well as ringing and teaching in the surrounding towers where most of the teachers are ART accredited or working towards it. Frank has been involved with ART from the beginning - being part of the management team for a number of years and as a Tutor from the early days.

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