In 2017, two new training coursed were devised for Fèisean nan Gàidheal by Iain F Macleod to provide development opportunities to tutors who work in the formal and informal sectors through Fèisgoil and the Fèisean. These courses are designed to be delivered at two levels: a beginners’ course for new tutors and an advanced course for those who are more experienced.
Fèisean nan Gàidheal is now looking for a group of people who will be trained to deliver these courses to tutors in communities across Scotland. Two training days will be held on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March in Millburn Academy, Inverness, where trainers will be educated on the courses and directed as to how they should to be delivered.
On the first day, Iain will go through the course in detail, explaining the aims of each subject and how they could be taught. There will be examples of lesson plans and tactics to keep children interested, as well as resources which will be readily available to tutors on a local and national level. Information on Fèisean nan Gàidheal and its policies on child protection and Gaelic usage, through games and conversation, will also be shared. The second day will concentrate on the more practical element of the course whereby trainers will be invited to share their own personal teaching and problem-solving methods, and they will receive further training in dealing with teaching in different situations.
After these training days we aim to have these courses delivered to aspiring Fèis and Fèisgoil tutors across Scotland, developing the skills of our existing pool of tutors as well as supporting and encouraging the next generation.
Those with teaching experience who would be interested in learning how to deliver our new courses, should complete the application form by 23rd February. The courses are supported by Creative Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise and will be free of charge with reasonable expenses reimbursed.
More information : Shona Macmillan (01851 704 573, firstname.lastname@example.org)