Platform 8 3/4 to the new way of learning

Gary Nolan
23rd March 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Dealing with Difference and Diversity (Exploring)

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I started life running a small workshop for adults with Down Syndrome or autism which gave me a window into teaching and also adult education. This grew into a full time post teaching carpentry & Joinery at a local FE college. (16-19) I have ranged from E3 foundation learning tier to Level 3 technical qualification delivery. My focus has changed over the 17 years of teaching several times... more

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

This was difficult at the start as some learners were self identifying as people who didn’t like computers period. The learner's digital competence needs to be improved.
We changed the atmosphere to one of peer support. We buddied up several learners with another from the other end of the ability range and this began to bare fruit. (I was lucky that this group is very... more

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