Learning Independence: The goal and the journey

It’s fascinating to talk to teachers and managers in FE & Skills about Independent Learning; everyone is of one mind here: we all want it for our learners. But as a professional observer, it’s quite amazing to see the range of traditional pedagogy used that promotes dependence on the teacher, rather than independence of them. And management diktats about how teachers should teach are often to blame. At the itslearning UK conference next week at Hopwood Hall College I’ve just 30 minutes to get delegates to see things differently. Do come and join us if you can.



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