Reflection for 2 Star Badge - Accessibility (Adopting)

Lynne Taylerson
Twitter Profile: @realtimeedu 23rd April 2020

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Accessibility (Adopting)

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)

As director of an Independent Training Provider I have a variety of roles working with diverse organisations. My main role is in Initial Teacher Training and ongoing CPD for FE, HE and in work-based scenarios. I facilitate accredited teacher training programmes and also 1-day and short course unaccredited ongoing practitioner CPD across the sector in all topics commonly found in the teacher... more

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

In my teacher education context I will be using this learning by setting learners working in small groups a task to design a suite of resources which will be suitable for a wide range of learners with specific needs and differing levels of access to and confidence with technology. The learners brief will be to design a range of resources for specific learner needs and then evaluate the... more

What worked well?

When using this activity in the past before the Enhance modules were available what worked well is getting trainee teachers to put themselves in the position of a range of learners with differing levels of digital confidence competence unlearning needs. This way the trainees get to engage in group work and learn from each other as well as reflectively evaluating and proposing adaptations to... more

What would you do differently next time?

On reflection I think that I can further adapt the activity by asking my teacher trainees to bring their own mini pen portraits of the learners that they are working with in their own groups. This will enable them to work with real life case studies of actual learners making the design scenario more realistic. I can augment these with some pre-written case studies if the need arises to add more... more

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