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Employer engagment is an essential area for schools to develop in order that teaching for pupils can have a real conext for learning.This presentation gives the advantages for pupil, school and employer when they engage in thie partnership.

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    1. 1. Eric Burton National Enterprise in Education Development Officer Enterprise in Education Employer Engagement
    2. 2. Aim of presentation and workshop Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><ul><li>An understanding of why Scotland has developed this pathway. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of the Scottish employer engagement model and participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An opportunity to share what is happening in schools in Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A raising of needs and wants for effective employer engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy of the evaluation of employer engagement. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. National Economic Strategy <ul><li>Focus on giving every child the best start in life. </li></ul><ul><li>School education allowing young people to succeed and develop the skills needed to be active contributions to the economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Joining up the education experience, effective management of transitions </li></ul>Learning and Teaching Scotland
    4. 4. Learning and Teaching Scotland Skills for Scotland “ we can only build a Scotland that is wealthier and fairer, on that is healthier, safer, stronger and greener, if people are equipped with the skills , experience and the knowledge for success .” “ we need successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to build a smarter Scotland.”
    5. 5. The greatest learning machine on earth -) Learning and Teaching Scotland
    6. 6. Purposes of Education in Scotland Learning and Teaching Scotland To enable all young people to become Confident individuals Successful learners Effective contributors Responsible citizens
    7. 7. Learning and Teaching Scotland Curriculum for Excellence Why change the curriculum? <ul><li>Equip young people with the skills they need for tomorrow’s workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that assessment and certification support learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allow more choices and chances to meet the needs of individual young people </li></ul><ul><li>To enable young people to flourish in life and work beyond school. </li></ul><ul><li>www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/ </li></ul>
    8. 8. Learning and Teaching Scotland Building the curriculum The curriculum: all that we plan for children and young people’s learning Principles Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance Experiences and outcomes from early to fourth levels in 8 curriculum areas Entitlements Values Wisdom, justice, Compassion, integrity Effective teaching and active, sustained learning Personal support for learning through choices and changes into positive and sustained destinations Alignment of Assessment, qualifications Self-evaluation and Accountability, Professional development with purposes
    9. 9. Enterprise Strands Learning and Teaching Scotland Work Based Vocational Learning Focused Careers Education Enterprising Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurial Education
    10. 10. Building the Curriculum 4 Skills for Learning, Skills for Life, Skills for Work Learning and Teaching Scotland Working in partnership affords young people a broad range of opportunities and scope for greater personalisation and choice, with benefits for both the young person and the partner organisation. Working with each other, and with other partners such as parents, employers, public bodies and voluntary organisations , can help schools and other learning providers to make the most of their contribution and recognise their part in promoting lifelong learning. Building the Curriculum 4 October 2009
    11. 11. Building the Curriculum 4 – Skills for Learning, Skills for Life, Skills for Work Learning and Teaching Scotland Partnerships may include those with small companies, social enterprises and entrepreneurs, providing a strong link between the school and the local community, as well as larger national or international organisations. Through such partnerships, pre-school establishments, schools and colleges can benefit from additional expertise and information about the work and social environment, enabling effective, relevant and contextualised approaches to learning and teaching. Building the Curriculum 4 – Oct 2009.
    12. 12. OECD Conference Learning in the 21 st Century <ul><li>In the constructivist and project based learning suggested by learning sciences research, students gain expertise from a variety of sources – from the internet, at the library, or through email with a working professional – and the teacher will no longer be the source of expertise in the classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Optimising Learning ; Implications of Learning Sciences Research </li></ul><ul><li>R. Keith Sawyer </li></ul>Learning and Teaching Scotland
    13. 13. Learning and Teaching Scotland Employer Engagement – Why be involved? Schools ; Offers real learning Raising attainment of the pupils Employers ; Future recruitment Raising company profile Commercial / public relations benefits. Giving something back to the community.
    14. 14. Learning and Teaching Scotland Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Planning Framework Higher-order thinking Creating Designing Constructing Planning Story Project Plan Evaluating Judging Testing Monitoring Debate Evaluation Report Analysing Comparing Organising Outlining Spreadsheet Checklist Chart Lower-order thinking Applying Implementing Carrying out Using Interview Performance Diary Understanding Interpreting Exemplifying Summarising Explanation Show and tell Quiz Remembering Naming Locating Finding Fact Worksheet Test
    15. 15. Learning and Teaching Scotland Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Employer Engagement – How to be successful? </li></ul><ul><li>A high level of commitment / enthusiasm among individual teachers & employers </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of relationships developed between key players on each side of the partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Senior level commitment to partnership working. </li></ul><ul><li>Early planning to ensure all relevant individuals understand the process, their role and what commitments will be over time. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Impact of School / Employer Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated teachers and helped refresh teaching ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers gained an insight into the world of work and making learning relevant. </li></ul><ul><li>Created a “mind shift” among teachers in relation to enterprise in education </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact and learning and teaching approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>In some schools profound impact of the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Created a mind shift in pupils about enterprise in education. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Benefits to Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Positive effect on staff motivation and personal development. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel good factor of working with schools. </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity of escaping pressure of work and giving something back. </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the company profile and generating publicity in the local community </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact, with some, on recruitment. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Benefits to School / Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are seen as part of the school community and have real impact </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact on transition programmes and engaging departments. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefited teacher motivation levels and reinvigorated teaching practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased understanding of the world of work and work made more relevant </li></ul>
    19. 19. Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Benefits to Pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on pupils motivation, confidence and self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing “real” role models for the pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased the pupils awareness of the world of work and career options </li></ul><ul><li>Developed pupils business and entrepreneurial skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact on pupil achievement and to lesser degree attainment. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Learning and Teaching Scotland <ul><li>Challenges and Opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial buy in from staff and sometimes parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial / resourcing issues under tighter expenditure cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Finding time to devote to partnership project </li></ul><ul><li>Staff turnover and maintaining continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Engage senior management in school and employer facility. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate success stories in obtaining stakeholder buy-in. </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling teachers and employers to visit each others environments. </li></ul><ul><li>County strategic support for working on developing new relationships </li></ul>
    21. 21. Learning and Teaching Scotland Thinking out of the box or maybe out of your silo… Without lifting your pen off the paper draw 4 lines to join all the dots starting at 1 1 Employer Engagement Making it relevant
    22. 22. Learning and Teaching Scotland Employer Engagement A selection of ideas that we have on our web site and some teachers training materials.