Category: Outreach


ASMCF-funded project report: Queen University Belfast’s A-Level French Day

On 25 January 2019, 150 AS-Level pupils and their teachers from across Northern Ireland participated in a major outreach day hosted by French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the ASMCF's Schools Liaison & Outreach Activities Fund. Demand for this event greatly exceeded supply a...

‘Entre les murs’: studying French politics through cinema

This post is part of a series on outreach projects undertaken by ASMCF members and how their research can be of use to teachers.   Martin O'Shaughnessy has taken his work out to a range of non-University audiences. He has introduced films and led post-screening discussions in cities such ...

ASMCF-funded project report: Queen University Belfast’s A-Level French Day

On 25 January 2019, 150 AS-Level pupils and their teachers from across Northern Ireland participated in a major outreach day hosted by French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the ASMCF's Schools Liaison & Outreach Activities Fund. Demand for this event greatly exceeded supply a...

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Michallat’s work on British student Madelaine Blaess's papers offer a fantastic opportunity for schools to integrate historical documents and the latest academic developments into their schemes of work. ...

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 cultura...

Outreach Funding Initiative

The ASMCF's Schools Liaison and Outreach Funding Initiative offers up to £500 to support members of the Association who organise teacher- or pupil-focused events which fulfill the following objectives: promote the learning of French in its social, political, historical and cultural context ...

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 act...

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 Warw...

Working with Schools part 3: French is not just France

This is the final post in a three-part series on working with schools. The previous posts are here and here. This two-part workshop (either in two one-hour sessions or one two-hour session) is aimed at students aged 12-15 and focuses on the fact that French is a national language of many African ...

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. Obv...

Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 1)

This is the first post in a three-part series on working with schools. The implementation of the new GCSE and A-Level specifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (with the first exams in 2018) offers a great opportunity to step up collaboration between universities and schools, with new...

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