University of Westminster LSIS Phase 2 Project

University of Westminster LSIS Phase 2 Project

In collaboration with:

  • City Literary Institute
  • Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
  • Harrow College
  • Newham College
  • West-Thames College

Development of a CertEd/PGCE option module that can also stand alone as a CPD module, to support non-specialist tutors, firstly with the literacy and ESOL needs of their learners and secondly, focussing on the impact of specific learning difficulties and disabilities on language and literacy learning and teaching. The project involved collaboration between teacher educators and online technologists in Newham College and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College. All resources can be found on:

http://supportingliteracyandesol.blogspot.co.uk/

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Pilot of a new CertEd/PGCE option module that can also stand alone as a CPD module, to support participants and their learners’ academic writing and study skills. This involved collaboration between teacher educators and online technologists in West Thames College and the University of Westminster. Materials to support the delivery of six sessions focusing on core reading and writing skills can be found via this link:

http://learning.west-thames.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=4049

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Development of a CertEd/PGCE option module, which can also standalone as a CPD module, for trainee teachers who support learners with specific learning difficulties and/or disabilities. This strand involved collaboration between teacher educators and online technologists in City Lit and West-Thames College. The module includes an exploration of changes in legislation as well as some practical teaching ideas, such as how to support learners to declare that they have a learning difficulty and/or disability and how to produce clear written materals.

The resources can be accessed here:  http://moodle.citylit.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1687

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Development of videoed and signed materials (using British Sign Language) to support an introductory pre-service Award and modules leading to either the new Certificate in Education and Training or Year 1 of the Cert Ed PGCE. This module is targeted at Deaf trainees and involved collaboration between specialist teacher educators and online technologists in City Lit. Core teaching and learning topics such as differentiation and Bloom’s Taxonomy have been filmed and can be sampled below.

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Trial film clip on the topic of differentiation http://youtu.be/e7Ba4RFDxpI

Film clip on Bloom: Background and Domains of Learning  http://youtu.be/o_RnYLC_qZU

Film clip on Bloom’s Theory: http://youtu.be/4imGGlQ75Xg
Development of a CertEd/PGCE option module, which can also stand alone as a CPD module, to support trainees who teach younger learners (14-16 years old). This will be delivered through a blended learning approach by Harrow College. The module covers how to manage the learning environment for 14-16 year olds, how to motivate and engage those who are more difficult to reach and address challenging behaviour.

Materials can be accessed at http://www.theyounglearnerinfe.blogspot.co.uk/

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Rebecca Eliahoo, Principal Lecturer (Lifelong Learning), University of Westminster, Westminster Partnership CETT Director (UoW), Teaching and Learning Fellow

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