Teaching and Learning

Personalised learning informed by the latest educational research

 

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This means adopting a highly responsive approach to each student’s learning ensuring that they able to progress and achieve. We strengthen the links between teaching and learning by engaging the students in the learning process and bringing them on board as learning partners.

A three-way approach

 

Learner-centred

We pay close attention to students knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. Learning is connected to and starts from what they already know. We build on students’ prior-knowledge and seek to clarify any misunderstandings along the way.

Enquiry-centred

Learners are encouraged to be active and curious learners. They create their own hypotheses, ask questions, coach one another (in group sessions), set learning goals for themselves, monitor their progress and experiment with ideas. We give students the time to reflect on their learning and review what they have learnt to help make sure deep learning is embedded and not just ‘for the test’.

Assessment-centred

Assessment is not just about tests. It's a constant process which drives students’ attainment as they negotiate targets with their tutor and monitor their progress. Our students are aware of their levels of what they have achieved so far and what they need to do to get to the next level. 

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