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Scots metropolis launches new craft and numeracy undertaking in faculties

A SCOTS metropolis has launched a brand new trainer improvement undertaking that makes use of craft-based approaches to numeracy.

This month, the undertaking will kick off in six main faculties in Dundee (Ancrum Highway, Claypotts Fort, Fintry, Rosebank, St Mary’s and Downfield) with the intention of equipping academics with the talents and data to offer high quality schooling by the humanities.

MAKE with the Knit Store is a two-year CLPL (Profession Lengthy Skilled Studying) undertaking that may introduce academics and pupils in P5 and P6 to new craft-based approaches to growing numeracy abilities utilizing the Dundee Development Pathways for Numeracy.

This system – developed with companions Knit Store and Dundee Inventive Studying Community – can be used to consolidate a pupil’s understanding of including and subtracting by, for instance, calculating the variety of stitches in a row of knitting.

Make with the Knit Store is funded by Paul Hamlyn Basis’s Instructor Improvement Fund, with extra assist from Inventive Scotland as a part of their focused funding to strengthen the craft sector in Scotland.

Over the 2 years, academics will have the ability to contain their courses in an introductory workshop, and have entry to sensible guides, movies, and useful resource packs to encourage exploration of conventional and up to date craft processes.

These will embody an introduction to textile observe and approaches to decolonising its historical past in Dundee, an understanding of supplies and their connection to put and to the pure world, and an understanding of the round economic system, sustainability and textiles.

Michael Marra MSP for North East Scotland, who will host the MAKE group on the Scottish Parliament subsequent month, stated: “I’ve been completely delighted to work with the MAKE group as they put together for an exhibition of their work in The Scottish Parliament.”

Irene Kernan, Director Craft Scotland which has been working in partnership with MAKE since 2019, commented: “Shifting by the totally different phases of constructing is a useful technique of enabling youngsters to develop problem-solving and decision-making abilities.”

Donna Wilson, Founding father of the Knit Store added: “These abilities are extra than simply making issues; they’re about creativity, persistence, essential considering and connecting with our heritage.

“By supporting this manifesto, we’re making certain that useful craft traditions proceed to thrive, in addition to introducing abilities that can be carried on by into on a regular basis life past college.”