2 Star Badge - Dealing with Difference and Diversity (Adopting)

Fionna Mortimer
15th February 2021

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

Head of Department for an outreach centre offering L1-L3 to Adult learners for a FE college. There are 11 staff who work with those who have not engaged well with education in the past including current and ex-offenders. manage work for the JCP offering specific projects across East Kent working with a variety of partners.

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

The tutors at the EKC Training Centre have been tasked with updating their resources and engaging with new digital means of teaching, learning and assessment. They train on technical courses such as IT professional, plumbing and electric and as we recruit approximately 98% of our enrolments from the Category D prison we have enormous language and cultural differences. We alter our delivery... more

What worked well?

Most especially the tutors have made fantastic use of the translation tools available with modern software which have been incredibly well received by the learners who have made excellent use of this in their learning.

What would you do differently next time?

Not that my approach to this would be different rather that I want the tutors to engage in continual reflection and updating of their teaching methods in line with the digital developments as well as new cultural types of learners who enrol with the college.

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