Category Archives: Apprenticeships/Workplace Learning

SMART just isn’t smart enough

I am becoming more and more disillusioned with SMART target setting and the related ILP process. I think we need to consider if it’s fit for purpose. The notion is that specific, measurable, achievable, realistic targets will help learners focus … Continue reading

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Effective conversations about learning

The dialogue with learners about the learning process needs to be an ongoing one, grounded in criteria-based feedback and discussion of ways to learn. There is a need to reflect on what learners are learning (content) and how they are … Continue reading

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Developing self and peer assessment skills for teachers/tutors and learners

Firstly, and most importantly, they are validated by research on evidence-based methods of teaching and learning. Research suggests that these approaches can help us to push up achievement and develop students’ skills in learning to learn. For many this is … Continue reading

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