Fareham College ran a Reflective Exploration project in the use of educational technology (EdTech) funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) during February and March 2021. The project was based in the Construction Department but engaged with staff in Media and Fashion through peer learning, pairing departments that did not usually work collaboratively.
The selected theme for the project was 'Learning from others and fostering practitioner networks'.
The staff involved were:
- Mark Beetlestone, Technology Enhanced Learning Manager (Project Lead)
- Jeff Bettam, Civil Engineering Lecturer, teaching Apprentices Level 2
- Ellie Price, Success Coach in the Engineering Department, teaching full-time students at Levels 1 - 3
- Tanya Richardson, Fashion Lecturer, teaching 16-19 learners at Level 2 and 3
The participants were supported by ETF EdTech Mentor Sarah Simons.
Although brief, the project had a substantial impact in developing collaborative practice and introducing new approaches to learner engagement in online teaching:
"Huge impacts! We are rethinking the ways in which we conduct our CPD sessions in order to better strategise these closer inter-departmental links. We want all staff to have an increase in pedagogic dialogue as we've found such a positive impact from this small-scale project." Mark Beetlestone, Project Lead
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