Analysis of Diversity in Engineering

Christopher Lindridge
27th October 2020

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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)

The establishment which i currently work within is a Large FE College where we also deliver HE and WBL programmes within the engineering sectors (Mechanical and Electrical). I currently deliver programmes to level 3 full time learners and Apprentices within the Electrical discipline and have the responsibility for the Apprentice provision and its structure for the curriculum delivery. My... more

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

The learning from the module was used in a range of ways within my current role. Due to the nature of the subjects that I deliver there is a range of technical language that is used, whilst not what I would class as a traditional language barrier this still poses a barrier for some learners, following the completion of the module I decided to ask the learners to use their mobile devices to... more

What worked well?

With the contextualisation and personalisation of the delivery methods for the individual learners this was very well received and meant that even if the learner could not attend the college physically that they still had access to the same resources and teaching time that a learner in the college would have. This has meant that the group have remained cohesive even whilst some are remotely... more

What would you do differently next time?

If I were to approach this again there are some areas that I would consider adapting, these would be how the remote learning was set up at the outset of the academic term so that all learners could adopt this method if required at short notice. Also i will continue to explore the range of text - speech and speech - text applications as some have been intermittently unable to process due to the... more

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Curriculum Area
Engineering
Keywords
Text To Speech Remote Learning College Active Learning

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