Activate Learning International

MTIB WISDEC 19th April-3rd May 2015

A big thankyou

We would like to say a huge thankyou for your effort in attending the MTIB WISDEC International Teacher Training and Development Programme. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us. We loved having you as our guests. This newsletter has got photo's we have taken whilst on the programme.

The Teacher Training and Development Sessions

Two day intensive session with Sian Cabrera

You attended a two day intensive bespoke course with Sian Cabrera in our project space where we examined our Lesson Planning and our 'Learning Cycle' framework, Active Learning in Vocational Education, Creating an Inclusive Environment, Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Vocational Education, Curriculum Design and Innovation that trains 21st century learners for work.

Activate Learning Teacher Education Department - Activate Learning Group

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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.

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We also visited the design exhibition 'Idea's in the making' and did site seeing in Oxford

We attended the Symposium on creativity at Oxford University Museum of National History and you attended creative craft session from different vocational areas including Woodcrafts by teachers at Rycotewood and the Sylva Foundation (Connecting Wood to trees).


On the Sunday we went seeing and walking, and you did a spot of shopping and visited Oxford's largest mosque in Cowley.

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THANK YOU FOR COMING AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME!

We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your effort in coming over and being part of the Activate Learning Teacher Training and Development Programme. We have loved having you here and really hope you have enjoyed your stay here as much as we have. Please do keep in touch as we are interested in maintaining long term sustained links with you, it has been a privilege to meet you all and we have learned a lot from your visit to us. We will set up a forum so we can all stay in touch. We hope you have a safe trip home and wishes you all the best in the future in life and in work!


Activate Learning & Teacher Education