Posts tagged literacy & numeracy
Can differentiated resources result in an increase of knowledge retention and improvement of skills in GCSE Mathematics re-sit students?

I often find a problem area in Mathematics is learners’ remembering, understanding and replicating of all the appropriate steps in a multistep question. Recently, I have been introducing differentiated learning worksheets into my lessons, with traffic light colour coding. In this action research project, I have attempted to answer the question “Can differentiated resources result in an increase of knowledge retention and improvement of skills in GCSE Mathematics re-sit students?”.

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How can I encourage greater participation of learners in maths activities whilst teaching vocational subjects?

This research therefore is intended to develop strategies to engage students on this study programme to increase their confidence to learn maths by effectively embedding maths activities into the teaching of the vocational subject.  It is also intended to measure the impact of this work on their overall attitude to learning maths as a broader subject and whether it is possible to move the students away from having a fixed mind-set in relation to this subject area. 

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Adult Literacy: Digital Learning vs. Non – Digital Learning

I chose to research this area as it is an issue within adult literacy that needs to be addressed. There is a demand to incorporate digital learning but the struggles are left with the tutor and the learners. Many learners are not able to spell their name and address let alone make use of a PC or type on an IPod. Also, not all teachers are skilled in the use of ICT and digital media but are great teachers regardless of this ability.

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