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The Kinetic Lesson: An Approach for Disengaged Students

My notes revealed that many students used distraction techniques to avoid work. It became apparent that most students found it difficult to listen effectively to instructions; teachers and teaching assistants would need to repeat those individually. The class had, by March, started controlling the lessons by becoming louder and by denying their abilities.
To develop a strategy for the research, I considered what exactly I would be researching. I wished to understand whether a kinetic lesson (active lesson) would assist the students to learn. Two bottom-set groups will be taught the topic of ‘rounding’ in an active way. In order to measure the learning, I will assess their ability before and after the active lesson, as well as how much they pick up during the activity.

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Teaching Experience Or Qualification?

The aim of the study is to examine the perceptions of the language teachers regarding teaching at Defence School of Languages. The design involved carrying out qualitative interviews with the teacher colleagues to record their views and perceptions. Five questions guided the interviews. Two main themes were generated from the analysis of the interviews. They were “teaching qualification “and “teaching experience”.

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An Investigation Into “How Might We Improve Our Monitoring Of Teaching and Learning At School?”

In March 2006, a report by the Teaching & Learning Research Programme recognised that ‘teaching and learning are what ultimately make a difference in the mind of the learner’. They also stated that the role of any education policy was to provide guidance, resources and accountability in order to support high quality teaching and learning.
This report combined with Ofsted’s report Twenty outstanding primary schools – Excelling against the odds (2009) sparked my interest in investigating the monitoring of teaching and learning within school. My own research project during 2012 and 2013 has, to date, revealed that there are numerous ways of monitoring teaching and learning. Most notably these include: consistent careful planning, self-evaluation, observation, close liaison with the Learning Advisor and consulting pupils.

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Is Online Education As Effective As Traditional Teaching?

In my teaching practice, we offer two kinds of teaching, one is traditional teaching and the other is online learning. Traditional teaching is teaching learners in the classroom on set days and times using a range of teaching methods. Traditional teaching allows the learner to get one to one help from their teacher. Online learning is accessed on a computer through a username and password. All the resources are posted online for the learner to access. This type of learning is accessed whenever the learner wants to learn and can be learnt at their own pace. However the online learning does not answer questions the learners may have like the traditional teaching.

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Retention in Health & Fitness Teaching Sector

The areas I have defined above may sound easy to include in a class or they may sound difficult depending on your point of view, but I believe they are much harder to achieve for a teacher of fitness than many students realise, hence the number of newly qualified teachers that leave our industry constantly. Because I am also an assessor, I get countless student fitness teachers contacting me to say it is much harder than they thought to retain their clients/learners and to keep them constantly inspired and what can they do about it? In my experience this is the norm and only a few teachers have the necessary character traits, personality, inspirational teaching skills and determination to be successful in the way I have defined it.

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Is Education in Prisons Fit for Purpose?

This is an important issue for me as the employability tutor as my main role is to ensure that the learners can and do create a action plan for their release in terms of education, further training and gaining employment.
For this I have to assist the learner to build up a picture of what skills and education they had prior to coming in to prison and what the offenders have gained within prison to develop themselves further with a view to increase their changes of gaining employment and them match this to what they will be doing once released.

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Evaluation of Relationship Between Teacher and Learner

At the start of the planning meeting for this year, the organisation had decided to make changes. Instead of assigning tutors a class for the whole year, the unit manager had decided to recognise areas of expertise and assign tutor’s areas of curriculum rather than one singular class. For me, this meant that I would be delivering the safeguarding unit of every level 2 and 3 qualification for classroom assistants across the year. 6 classes in total. In theory, this seemed like an excellent plan, the learners would be getting the best of every tutors area of knowledge meaning that the value of each qualification gained was of greater value. In practice, it has not quite worked.

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Managing Challenging Behaviour

For the organisation I work for, learners with challenging behaviour are more and more frequently being enrolled at the college, each learner is individually funded by the Local Education Authority with support ranging from £22,000 to £110,000 per year. Due to the funding allocated to individual learners, teachers have increasing pressures to meet targets such as learners completing their courses and passing. Subsequently, classroom behaviour management is a key element that needs to be successful to secure funding by meeting the targets set by the Local Education Authority in return for the enrolment of more learners with challenging behaviour thus more funding for the college. Therefore, identifying a workable and manageable behaviour strategy and policy that can be used consistently in the classroom and across the college is ever more important to get right in order to meet such targets.

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Dealing With Special Educational Needs - Should We Include in Mainstream Education?

The research that I would like to look at is how a teacher how you deal with it on a daily basis so as not to create a negative effect to the child and to other students in the class, and to also assist all of the class to understand some of their classmates ways. Sometimes students with SEN can be excluded from every day classes and some teachers feel as though they should be taught separately – my research is all about integration and how they students with SEN has every right to be within the classroom and taught exactly the same way as the student without SEN. I am actually proposing that ALL students with SEN/EBD be taught in a mainstream class with all of the other students.

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ICT in the Art and Design Class Approaches to New Technologies by Teachers and Artist-Teachers

This action research examines the approaches of Teachers of art and Artist Teachers towards using new technologies in the art classroom. It focuses on the lifelong learning sector and considers what impact the use of new digital media and resources may have upon teaching, learning and the creative experience in the post compulsory teacher and learner.

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Can We Improve Adult Numeracy Skills By Changing The Way Maths is Embedded in to a Course?

The problem in my professional practice that I would like to research and explore is the declining or low Maths skills amongst learners who are on the course I teach. Over the past few months I have noticed in the logistics course that learners have strong English skills but there is a trend of low Maths skills amongst the learners.

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Recruitment, Selection & Placement of Teaching Staff in Institutions of Learning With Reference to Higher Education

Recruitment, Selection & Placement of Teaching Staff in Institutions of Learning With Reference to Higher Education

Human resources are the pivotal variable without which other inanimate assets are worthless. It is therefore the aim of the Human Resource department to get the right person with the right qualification, experience and still in the right place and at the right time who will be able to manage effectively and efficiently all other non human resources of the organisation.  This research work tries to analyse and evaluate the problem of recruitment, selection and placement of employees in an institution of Higher learning, with a view of finding a possible solution to them.

The Panoptic Learner Objectives Checklist: Empowering Learners in the Management, Implementation and Achievement of Their Learning Objectives and Course Requirements

The Panoptic Learner Objectives Checklist: Empowering Learners in the Management, Implementation and Achievement of Their Learning Objectives and Course Requirements

This paper presents an action research into the means by which learners are conveyed their learning objectives, thereby the question - Are learners being communicated their learning objectives and outcomes in the most effective manner?

How to Meet the Needs of a Dyslexic and Dyspraxic Learner Within an Organisation with Limited Resources

How to Meet the Needs of a Dyslexic and Dyspraxic Learner Within an Organisation with Limited Resources

I have decided to base my action research project on “How to meet the needs of a Dyslexic and Dyspraxic learner within an organization with limited resources ”. This will allow me to learn more about the learner needs and how best to plan my sessions and resources to support the full learning cycle.
ESG doesn’t currently have provision or a strategy for teaching these learners and this is a relatively new funding area for the company as a whole.