Information and Advice

As we are at the end of term it seems timely to spend a few minutes reflecting on the quality of Information and Advice - reflecting back on what has happened this past term, and what we might want to add or change for next  term. Here is the Staffordshire ACL Information and Advice statement.Information & … Continue reading Information and Advice

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Filling in the Blanks

You’ve decided on your course aims; you’ve recruited learners; you’ve met them and done the first session; what next? Hopefully in that first session you gathered some information from your learners, whether through an initial assessment activity or a more informal discussion. But what happens to that information now? For most of us, it’s easy … Continue reading Filling in the Blanks

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