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Category: Teaching and learning approaches

Evaluate the Effectiveness of use of Creative and Innovative Approaches in Own Area of Specialism

Within the computing department there are many creative and innovative approaches utilised during teaching and assessment. The approaches include independent yearlong student projects, external employer’s projects and mock interviews, games demonstrations and exhibitions, paid work experience placement within industry and overseas including Prague and China. Many of the independent yearlong student projects have provided some […]

The Application of Pedagogical Principles

In my area of specialism there are sections that are easy to teach and natural to learn, by selecting a diverse approach to my teaching I maximise student learning by appealing to their learning preferences. Other sections are more complex and challenging to both teach and learn and, as a result, require that I fully […]

The impact of Socio-economic, Cultural and Personal Background, Work History and Educational Achievement on learners.

A learner’s socio-economic, cultural and personal background will have a significant impact on their education, including the aspirations, needs and decision-making process. A very large number (approximately one in five) of families within the UK are deemed to live in poverty, research has shown people who live in poverty face daily challenges that affluent children […]

The effectiveness of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners

It is essential that teachers meet the individual needs of learners by using a variety of learning approaches. While teaching there are some learning approaches I use more than others, for example, I find a practical project suits many of my classes due to the hands-on nature of the subject. A practical project will generally […]

Ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning

There have been several attempts at improving literacy and numeracy skills, including the creation of Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit in 2001, Functional skills and now minimum core. “Functional skills are now defined as those skills required for competence in the use of English, maths and ICT” (Gould & Roffey-Barentsen, 2014, p. 22). The goal […]

Student learning preferences

Along with a number of learning theories there is also the theory that students have different learning preferences. There are several different learning preferences, along with different approaches to interpreting and categorising these different preferences. It is important to deliver “a balance of learning activities in the sessions we deliver to accommodate the mix of […]

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