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Learning menus: yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by singinintherain, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. singinintherain

    singinintherain New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering what your feelings are towards learning menus: do you think that they are beneficial for low level learners in FE?

    Any comments are welcome!
  2. gogogulliver

    gogogulliver New commenter

    Firstly, define "Low level learner"... are we talking people who didn't achieve in school because they didn't get on with school-type teaching or people who have learning difficulties? Or people who had stuff going on in their lives that caused them to miss parts of education like young carers whose homelife dipped into crisis?

    Some learners find too much choice off-putting, across all levels, but others like a chance to choose how they work.

    I teach E3-L2 FS English and I find that actually very guided "you need to do this because it will give you the skills to use at work/get your L2 so you'll be in a better position to retake your GCSE" can be very helpful as it's to the point and a lot of the students like just getting on with it.

    For revision-type activities, choice can be really beneficial as "pick one from X that you need to revise then complete Y based on your targets" is, again, quite directly connected to what they know they need to cover.

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