Improving Teaching and Developing Independent Learning at Post 16
It is easy to assume that, as soon as students embark on Post 16 study, they automatically become well-motivated independent learners. More often, these young people have been spoon-fed, tracked and monitored, as schools have responded to the need to improve outcomes at KS4 at all costs.
At the same time, teaching and learning at Post 16 is still often seen as a ‘secret garden’: there is often less focus on pedagogy than elsewhere and an assumption that anyone with a good degree will teach well at this level. There is consequently often less monitoring of the quality of teaching, learning and provision than in other phases of education.
At the same time, reforms to A Levels will bring new demands to schools and colleges. What will be the impact of the move to more linear assessment and the ‘de-coupling’ of AS from A level? What is the best way to manage the transition of students from Key Stage 4?
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Independent learning and its barriers
Getting the culture right
Effective teaching to promote independent learning
Working with individual students
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Effective teaching at Post 16 is crucial to the life chances of young people as they seek to move on into an increasingly competitive higher education and employment environment. This intensive one day course is designed to help schools and colleges deliver the best outcomes for their students. The course provides detailed guidance on every aspect of Post 16 teaching and practical strategies for delivering it.
Attendance at this course will provide you with a knowledge and skills set that you will be able to take back with you to the benefit of your school and institution, including:
- Enabling students’ successful transition from Key Stage 4
- How to adjust to the demands of greater linear assessment
- Strategies to engage students in their own learning
- Effective classroom practice: group work, questioning and feedback
- How to create the right environment for learning
- Supporting the needs of disadvantaged students
- Promoting study skills
- How to support students in making their next steps
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for:
- Post 16 leaders
- Support staff