Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blog bulletin – Feedback, Feed forward and Marking

 At the moment I am having lots of conversations with teachers in colleges about the challenges of marking, phrasing feedback and getting students to engage with it actively. Here are two really thought provoking and practical blogs on this topic, with … Continue reading

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Whole organisation approaches to embedding English in the FE sector

Embedding English has become a high profile topic in the FE sector, driven by a combination of learners’ needs, employment requirements and inspection demands. Colleges all over the UK are working on this, with overarching strategies being devised or reviewed, … Continue reading

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Supporting Supported Experiments:Tips for Managers

As part of my consultancy work, I work in colleges on practitioner-led research and innovation projects such as Supported Experiments.  Curriculum managers and leaders sometimes ask me how they can support teachers in this process and so here are some approaches … Continue reading

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Personalising Learning in the FE Sector

Personalising Learning  The current context in the FE sector During my work as a consultant, trainer and coach in the FE sector, I am hearing a lot of conversations about what it means to personalise learning. For me, personalised learning at … Continue reading

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