Tutor Briefing Meetings

It was great to meet all the tutors who attended the Tutor Briefing meetings across the county over the last few weeks. In particular the feedback we heard from learners as part of the ACL Focus Groups was really interesting and a great boost!


Goodbye and Hello

It’s the time of the year when you may well be finishing one course, and looking forward to starting another after the Easter break. So, I wanted to highlight 2 things to step back and consider: Progression and Induction. Whilst it is easy to find yourself working on course content until the last moment of … Continue reading Goodbye and Hello

Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Stretch and Challenge has been on many peoples' lips over the last year or so.  We are delighted to welcome our first guest blog, on this topic, from Kanyini, a provider for Staffordshire Adult Community Learning. Stretch and challenge your adult learners Working with adult learners from a variety of backgrounds can prove challenging. Tutors … Continue reading Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Learning styles for all individuals

The idea of learning styles and testing learners to find out their natural preference has been popular since the 1980s. This wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles  gives a brief introduction to learning styles, including Honey and Mumford's VAK tests, if you want to refresh your memory. However, more recently there has been some scepticism about how teaching and … Continue reading Learning styles for all individuals