City & Guilds are conducting some research among the FE community to understand practitioners’ attitudes and capabilities with regards to learning technology. If you could have a whip through this really quick survey to help out, that would be fab. Click below to get started.Read More
The UKFEchat Guide Books are series of publications with 3 releases per year with a specific theme. Each book will comprise of contributions from UKFEchat authors... You!
The first one is released this September and is called 'The UKFEchat Guide: getting off to a good start'. Find out how to get to get involved by clicking below.Read More
When I developed my current level 1 course for the new programmes of study, a key focus was what students should be learning. Pre-PoS the course was a Level 1 in Performing Arts with Media and was generally successful, my feeling however was that the majority of students who applied for the course did so more because studying the performing arts was less offensive to them then studying anything else and or they had not had a great time at school. My general feeling is, if a student is 16+ and on a Level 1 programme, then something hasn’t worked out somewhere, and it’s important to try and find out where.Read More
Dr Keevil’s post on Study Programmes got me thinking on another aspect of them, one that so far many colleges have just taken on board judging by the number of job vacancies for maths teachers appearing on the jobs pages. Students now have to, as the 157 Group writes “include the study of English and mathematics and work towards the achievement of GCSE A*-C for all students who do not already have these”.Read More
An area I have decided to focus my Teaching and Learning on is the development of Level 1 Programmes of Study, as I feel there is an opportunity there to develop my own practice, I have an interest in the area, and feel there is a need; for the development of high quality for Level 1 learners that maybe isn’t being met or addressed.Read More