Teachers' Institute 2011

  • Meeting parliamentary experts

    Delegates involved in a session on women in politics, with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Test your knowledge!

    A group work session focusing on a parliamentary knowledge quiz. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Discussion and debate

    Delegates discuss topics and issues raised in earlier information sessions. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Developing resources

    Delegates designing a range of their own resources based on information they gathered from the week's sessions. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Sharing ideas

    A delegate delivers an outline of his group's student resource. All resources are made available to the whole cohort at the end of the programme. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Team-teaching

    A group of delegates team-teaching the rest of the cohort. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Inspiration

    Working in pairs for an activity using images of the House of Commons. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Interaction

    The week provides a balance of interactive workshops and in-depth informative specialist sessions. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Interesting talks

    Delegates enjoying a workshop presentation. Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

  • Having fun!

    A high energy kinaesthetic activity demonstrating that learning can be fun! Image Copyright: Parliamentary copyright

Teachers' Institute

4-8 July 2011

Forty teachers and education professionals from both the UK and abroad spent a week in Westminster experiencing Parliament’s people and processes first-hand.

The week included talks from a range of experts including clerks, peers and MPs. Delegates also had the opportunity to quiz parliamentarians such as Mr Speaker and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE. 

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