Overview

23 Nov, 20219:00 am-12:30 pm24 Nov, 20219:00 am-12:30 pm
Online Training Course

Enhancing Teaching Quality and Impact in Further Education will explore how teachers, lecturers and course directors can deliver improvements to teaching practices and learning outcomes across the further education sector.

This 2-day virtual course will allow participants to examine what constitutes high impact teaching in further education, how to deliver a teaching enhancement strategy and the next steps in evaluating quality in provision across their institution.

The course will offer practical sessions allowing participants to develop an action plan around the latest research to enhance pedagogy, curricula design, student engagement and assessment practices. The course will also deliver strategic insights on the transition to blended learning models and what that means for quality in further education.

What to Expect

Participants will:

  • Examine how to deliver a teaching enhancement strategy in further education
  • Gain insights on monitoring and evaluating teaching quality
  • Assess the role of quality in blended and flexible delivery models
  • Explore approaches to high impact pedagogy in further education
  • Analyse successful approaches to curricula design, student engagement and assessment points

Lead Trainer

Helen Foster photo
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Alexandra Cutler photo
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:15 am
Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

This session will enable you to meet your peers joining the course, explore the objectives for the 2-day programme and will allow you to develop your own learning goals for the course.

Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
9:30 am
What Does High Impact Further Education Teaching Look Like? From Theory to Practice
  • Translating effective course planning and content design into a teaching model which delivers clear learning outcomes
  • Examining the core components of effective teaching in further education based around successful scaffolding, strong feedback mechanisms and pedagogy that matches learning needs
  • Understanding student’s learning motivations and how to ensure sustained engagement and interaction
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
9:50 am
Workshop: Delivering a Teaching Enhancement Strategy in Further Education

In this interactive session you will develop a practical toolkit for driving improvement in teaching and learning provision within your institution. The session will examine practical steps you can adopt to evaluate teaching quality, enhance pedagogy and ensure learning outcomes are met.

Please come with your questions and challenges to explore in this live workshop.

This session will explore:

  • How to identify areas for improvement in teaching provision
  • Key steps in aligning course design with learning outcomes
  • Reviewing pedagogy to better meet student’s needs
  • Delivering an action plan on transforming teaching delivery
  • Embedding feedback and peer review into enhanced practice
  • Developing an institution-wide model on teaching quality
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
10:50 am
Break
11:10 am
Measuring and Evaluating Standards in Teaching and Learning Provision
  • Developing a consistent and effective framework for monitoring and assessing quality across a further education institution
  • Examining how models of self-review and peer review can be used to benchmark practice and inform change
  • Embedding feedback, ideas and the voice of students into the evaluation of teaching
  • Assessing how to tailor evaluation processes to reflect the delivery models of distinct vocational and academic courses
  • Translating evaluation outcomes into a model for enhancing pedagogy
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
11:30 am
Workshop: Embedding Quality into Curriculum Design

This workshop session will allow you to assess the role of quality in the effective design of curricula. The session will walk delegates through a high impact course design process and examine how successful learning outcomes can be embedded into planning.

Come armed with thoughts on your existing design framework, how it could be adapted and the next steps for driving quality improvements to course design.

This session will explore:

  • Effectively aligning intended learning outcomes with course design
  • Utilising ‘backward design’ and a competency development framework to link curricula with assessment outcomes
  • Building a course structure to develop cumulative knowledge
  • Ensuring effective sequencing and pacing in course delivery
  • Linking course delivery with robust pedagogical approaches
  • Embedding active learning and high-quality staff-student engagement into a programme
  • Meeting a diverse range of learning needs through inclusive design
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Closing Questions, Your Learning Outcomes, and Objectives for Day 2
12:30 pm
Close of Day 1

*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:15 am
Welcome to Day 2 and Review of Learning Outcomes So Far

Ahead of the start of Day 2, this session will allow you to reflect on key learning objectives, assess outcomes so far and consider how you may choose to facilitate change in your institution.

Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
9:30 am
Transforming Teaching Provision in the Wake of the Covid-19 Crisis – Flexible and Blended Modes of Delivery
  • Ensuring the design of a coherent programme in which digital and face-to-face delivery complement each other
  • Establishing clear expectations on blended modes of delivery and ensuring consistent aims and objectives
  • Tackling the barriers to remote learning including digital access, screen fatigue and obstacles to independent study
  • Examining how to get the most out of in person teaching with practical application, collaboration and reinforcing cumulative knowledge
  • Working through examples of successful transitions to blended models
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
9:50 am
Workshop: Successful Pedagogy in Further Education: Ideas for the Classroom

In this session will you be given a practical tour of high impact pedagogical approaches to be applied in further education teaching. This session will consider both vocational and academic settings.

The workshop will examine approaches to improving the effectiveness of a class, building on cumulative knowledge and enhancing student participation.

This session will explore:

  • Top 5 “quick wins” in the FE classroom
  • What constitutes a high impact teaching approach?
  • Embedding a consistent pedagogical approach across a course
  • Linking pedagogy to student outcomes and vocational needs
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
10:50 am
Break
11:10 am
Student Engagement and Participation: Approaches for Vocational and Academic Settings
  • Strategies for supporting student engagement and interaction with a session
  • Examining the core obstacles for unengaged students and approaches that can be adopted for “hard to reach” students
  • Developing activities and tools within a module to stimulate engagement and encourage collaboration with peers
  • Assessing how approaches can be tailored to student’s needs and within different learning contexts in further education
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
11:30 pm
Workshop: Developing Effective Feedback and Assessment Points in Further Education

This interactive workshop will allow you to explore high quality assessment practices in a variety of contexts. The session will examine what a meaningful feedback and assessment framework looks like and how it can be joined up to successful teaching pedagogy.

Come armed with your challenges, questions and ideas, as this session gives you the opportunity to consider improvements in assessment practices on your course.

The session will explore:

  • How to ensure feedback is meaningful and relevant to students to support learning
  • Developing an assessment framework which enables students to demonstrate their attainment of intended learning outcomes
  • Developing fair and equitable assessment practices that remove barriers to participation
  • Ensuring consistent standards and guidelines to reduce variation in judgements
Helen Foster
Helen Foster
Head of Quality and Standards
Morley College
Confirmed
Alexandra Cutler
Alexandra Cutler
Head of Teaching and Learning
Morley College
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Closing Questions and Reviewing Learning Outcomes
12:30 pm
Close of Day 2

*Programme subject to change

Audience

This training course is designed specifically for the further education sector. Those in attendance will include:

  • Course Leaders
  • Lecturers
  • Teachers
  • Tutors
  • Heads of Department
  • Heads of Education
  • Heads of Vocational
  • Principals

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]