Activate Learning International
MTIB WISDEC 19th April-3rd May 2015
A big thankyou
The Teacher Training and Development Sessions
Two day intensive session with Sian Cabrera
You explored different area of the college to examine what our vocational pedagogy and active learning looks like in practice
After examining theory of how we develop vocational learning at Activate learning. For example 4/1/1 curriculum design, and learning companies, signature pedagogy learning zones, UTC's based on current research, we wanted to give them a practical taste of what this looks like in practice.
- So you met Fraser Webster who discussed his progression from student, to teacher training student, then learning company of 'Studiox1' lead.
- Richard Pierson to gave you a tour of the lifestyle centre, and he organised a student to introduce you to the gym, the vocational teaching/learning and assessment she has experience and how it has given her confidence to progress into her chosen pathway and what a typical work pattern is like for her.
- We had a talk from Waterside/Feast/Aromas Catering Manager about learner outcomes/high progression to employment/retention/Success/links with employers how learners develop vocational skills confidence and we saw learners completing tasks in the kitchen.
- We had a very very brief glance inside a vocational lesson (catering), you also got to interview a catering student who was serving us food in the project room and explored how their course has developed their employability skills and ambition for the future.
- We had a talk from a hairdressing tutor that discussed how learning companies work (vertical/horizontal integration/coaching of level 3 to level 2 learners etc/ talent team)they saw customer in the hair salon.
We also visited the design exhibition 'Idea's in the making' and did site seeing in Oxford
On the Sunday we went seeing and walking, and you did a spot of shopping and visited Oxford's largest mosque in Cowley.
THANK YOU FOR COMING AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME!
Activate Learning & Teacher Education