Legal Requirements of the Development and Use of Resources

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Traditionally organisational email provides all communication between students and staff, the primary benefit being all emails are recorded and monitored to ensure safety of both staff and students. An extremely important aspect is that all students and staff have organisation email accounts. “Most younger (and, increasingly, older) learners use social networking sites to keep in … Read more

Theories, Principles, Models of inclusive Curriculum Design informing Resource Development

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When designing resources, it is important to consider the theories, principles and models that are to assist the process with the goal of creating better resources. For example, different resources will suit different stages of the Kolb learning cycle: Concrete Experience is best suited to resources such as Realia or using relevant equipment, allowing students … Read more

Gamification Literature Review

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As part of completing your preparation for a class you should conduct a review of literature relating to your area of practice, this is especially important when conducting action research. Literature Relating to an Area of Practice for Action Research “Gamification is a relatively new term, hence there are different existing definitions.” (Stieglitz, Lattemann, Robra-Bissantz, Zarnekow, … Read more

Legal and Organisation Requirements Relating to: Data protection; Copyright; Privacy; Confidentiality; Safe Guarding Disclosure.

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Educational establishments hold sensitive information, including student/staff details, qualifications/grades, payment details, etc. The Data Protection Act ensures this confidential information is only accessible by authorised personnel and is not left unattended. It is an essential requirement that all teaching establishments have policies (Data Protection Policy) and procedures in place to ensure data protection is not … Read more

The Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Arrangements of Own Organisation

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Quality assurance is the process of measuring progress against requirements or standards. These standards may be created based on previous results and aspirational goals, based on an industry benchmark or a requirement for certification. Quality improvement is the process of using data from the quality assurance process to constantly improve the organisation and meet the … Read more

Why it is Important to Work in Partnership with Employers and Other Stakeholders in Education and Training

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It is essential to work in partnership with employers and other stakeholders as both can provide major benefits for the education and training available. The first important area is financial, with the addition of the apprenticeship levy, employers are more motivated than ever to make use of the training funds available and train new and … Read more

The Roles of Stakeholders and External Bodies in Education and Training

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It is rare for any organisation to work in isolation, there are normally interactions with stakeholders and external bodies, this is especially the case within education and the following are third parties that have a role within the teaching sector: ESFA The Education Skills Funding Agency is responsible for all matters relating to funding within … Read more

Ways in which Own Professional Values Influence Own Practice in an Area of Specialism

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My own professional values influence my practice substantially while teaching; I feel this is due to my experience within industry, especially when interviewing candidates. The first element of this is to be professional so that students can learn to act professionally by example. This includes always treating students and staff with respect and ensuring boundaries … Read more

The Concepts of Professionalism and Dual Professionalism in Education and Training

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Professionalism is the attributes and qualities that are associated with those that are trained and skilled at a professional role. (GOV.UK, n.d.) states a list of 47 recognised professions, including those such as accountant, nurse, teacher or lecturer. While particular roles are deemed to be filled by professionals, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the individuals … Read more

Different Methods of Collecting Qualitative and Quantitative Data When Using Methods for Action Research

When collecting primary data for a research project the types of data obtained fall into one of two categories, Quantitative or Qualitative data. Quantitative is easily measured, normally expressed in numeric form and will be a count or a value. Qualitative data is not easily measured and is normally less structured than Quantitative. The goal … Read more