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Using the Institute for Learning model of dual professionalism as a prompt, you can categorise your development needs in the context of: learning and teaching, subject specialism or policy context. Every teacher, organisation and department is unique, with individual CPD requirements, so need to develop individual CPD plans, mapped to the organisations' business plan. However, the information below gives examples of activities which use the Excellence Gateway resources, both on and offline, to support the CPD process.
Development need: Expand knowledge and use of emerging technologies
Improve skills in navigating and searching the Internet purposely to identify useful online resources.
Development need: Apply and experiment with new teaching and learning approaches
Apply emerging technologies to your subject delivery
Create interactive content
Access the resources, developed for the E-Guides programme, which provide step-by-step guides showing how to create resources using a range of software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Photostory and screen capture software. The resources include video animations and web links.
Use new resources in your teaching programme
Exploring and using subject-based resources
Over the last five years, a wealth of resources for a wide range of subjects has been developed through the Teaching and Learning Change Programme.
Teachers, tutors and trainers in the FE system work with a very wide range of learners in colleges, in work-based learning organisations, in adult learning, in prisons, in voluntary and community organisations and in the workplace. The subject-based resources on the Teaching and Learning Change Programme website have been developed in consultation with them and their learners, as well as other subject and national experts. The resources are designed to be used by those wishing to:
Access the subject-based resources.
You may also want to find out if your organisation is signed up to the Subject Learning Coaches programme and make links with people within your organisation, who are familiar with these resources.
Review organisationand practice
Update knowledge on accessibility issues
There are a number of significant policy issues which will determine the extent to which disabled learners are supported.
JISC TechDis has created a number of resources, published on the Excellence Gateway, and designed to enable organisations to better meet the needs of all learners. These include policy updates, guidance on creating accessible learning content and strategies for effective assessment.
Source: Quality Improvement Agency
You can find this page and download any referenced resources from the Excellence Gateway at http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/170054.
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