2 Star Badge - The Digital Teacher (Adopting)

Fionna Mortimer
22nd February 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in The Digital Teacher (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 teaching methods and engage with new digital means of teaching, learning and assessment. The site is based adjacent to a Category D Prison but is classed as external training however the location has meant that we only received fibre broadband in late 2019 therefore the tutors had not been able to utilise digital... more

What worked well?

The tutors had to reflect on their own digital abilities and identify gaps in their knowledge and skills then we worked together on a plan to update and fill competency gaps. This is an ongoing plan as part of their CPD.

I feel that communication and collaboration have improved and the individuals are more likely to work with their colleagues to have an agreed approach so the... more

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. The way in which they teach needs to be continually questioned and tested so that they make use of new techniques which is now becoming... more

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Context
FE
Keywords
Teaching and learning approach Teaching and Learning digital learning environment Digital Learning Digital Technology Tutors Teaching Training Work Star Badge Adult Learners

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