03/06/2015 by sleach860
Year 8 Geography students have this term been benefitting from MCMA’s collaboration with Manchester University’s “School University Partnership Initiative” which aims to bring university researchers and new concepts into schools, to develop young people’s research skills, promote research as a career and studying at university in general.
The course, led by Dr Stephanie Koerner, is called Mapping Interfaces and it aims to get learners to investigate the development of ancient civilisations such as the Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians.
Stephanie has been working hard to develop the knowledge and understanding of the wide diversity of cultures and ecologies and their dynamic nature in different times and places. In addition transferable skills in carrying out, and presenting results of individual and group research projects are being developed.
The project will culminate with a visit to the Manchester Museum, where the pupils will get to meet the museum’s curators, get to look at and handle ancient artefacts along with presenting their findings.