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A resource pack to support staff development. The pack is designed to be used by those working in basic skills, wherever they are based, and can be used either as a stand alone resource or in conjunction with the printed version. The pack comprises an introduction and six chapters focusing on basic skills for specific groups of learners.
This section includes a section on devising a learning programme for deaf and hearing impaired learners.
This section includes a section on devising a teaching plan for physically impaired learners.
This website provides information to non-specialist Skills for Life staff supporting adults with dyslexia.
This link takes you to a sample lesson plan for a session on the Units of Sound dyslexia programme.
This link takes you to a sample lesson plan for a session on the Write/Right to Read programme; a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory language programme.
Geoff Petty is author of Britain's best selling teacher training text: 'Teaching Today: a practical guide' 3rd Ed 2004 Nelson Thornes. This site provides a wealth of information on teaching practice, including: self-assessment; feedback; active learning; active schemes; teaching generic skills; creativity; research; teaching style; differentiation - all with the focus of developing effective approaches. It includes a range of downloadable resources and video footage.
This document contains a large section on planning including examples of schemes of work focusing on person centred approaches with adults with learning difficulties. You can download this document from this link.
A comprehensive and practical site developed by a Skills for Life tutor at Abingdon & Witney College, to provide resources for literacy, language and numeracy tutors. All resources, ranging from Pre Entry to Level 2, are posted by practitioners in the field. Resources are mapped to the curriculum, include individual instructions/advice on how to use them and can be searched for via topic or curriculum reference. Other types of resource include: contextualised to workplace; study skills; ICT Skills for Life and CLAIT; lesson plans and interactive schemes of work and quick teaching ideas. This link takes you to the Free Lesson Plans and Interactive Schemes of Work section.
A series of 7 booklets providing information on aims, outcomes and benefits of implementing a Whole Organisation Approach to SfL. Each booklet focuses on case studies relating to different types of organisation: Voluntary and community; schools; prisons and probation; other learning contexts; further education; employers, work based learning. They include information on wide ranging systems, procedures and strategies which may be developed to support a successful Whole Organisation Approach. The booklets inform about the Making it Work web based resource which provides access to information about teaching and learning materials such as Schemes of Work.
Source: Skills for Life
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