The Purpose of Resources in Teaching and Learning

teaching resources

While teaching I make extensive use of resources as I feel they assist my students learning and make me a more effective teacher. The three primary resources I use are PowerPoint presentations, Handouts/Worksheets and Realia. Beyond these there are others that are ubiquitous to my subject area, such as computers, internet and specific software, such … Read more

Principles of Resource Design

resource design

When designing resources, it is important to integrate the principles of resource design. Using resources is an excellent method of targeting different styles of learnings, while targeting a student’s specific style of learning is largely disproven, it is important to utilise a variety of learning styles to ensure inclusive learning. For example, when designing a … Read more

The Function of Self-Assessment and Self-Evaluation in the Quality Cycle

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A Self-Assessment Review (SAR) is a review of what the teaching establishment, department or strand has carried out over the last year, including an evaluation against the teaching establishments own internal criteria and Ofsted requirements. When completing a SAR, it is best to “imagine that you were sitting down explaining how and what you did … Read more

Range of Support Available for Learners Within a Specific Context (Financial, Learning, Counselling)


Within most teaching establishments there is a wide variety of support available for learners, every learner has a designated tutor, this will be the first person a student should talk to as their tutor will be able to refer them to the correct location. Alternatively, students can go directly to the appropriate person/department with their … Read more

How to Work with External Stakeholders and Partners to Support Learners


Teaching organisations do not work in isolation and receive support from external third parties in numerous ways. A simple way that I work with external stakeholders and partners to support learners is collaborating with local businesses, these relationships have provided projects, equipment loans and work experience placements, benefiting both the teaching establishment and the local … Read more

Ways in Which Resources can be Classified and Stored

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Resource management can be a challenging task, so as a result, having a plan of classification and storage is essential. Physical resources are the most challenging to manage, especially when the equipment is expensive, bulky or delicate. Storage space is incredibly limited within most teaching establishments, this results in a limited amount of physical resources … Read more