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New Learning Team: Time for Creativity and Collaboration in Teacher Education (By Signe Sutherland & David Pitcher)

New Learning Team: Time for Creativity and Collaboration in Teacher Education (By Signe Sutherland & David Pitcher)



North Hertfordshire College (www.nhc.ac.uk) is a large general further education ...

North Hertfordshire College (www.nhc.ac.uk) is a large general further education
college in England with just over 4,000 students aged 16 to 18 and around 10,000

The college is located across the towns of Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth,
serving a population of around 200,000 people.

The college is transforming its approach to education and training to address the
growing gap between the knowledge and skills learned in school and college and those required by a rapidly changing, uncertain and fragmented workplace. It is developing its ideas in collaboration with colleges from across the country, and using leading
research in the field to address the needs of students from different backgrounds and
to coordinate the needs of both students and their local communities. The approach
requires a radical review of teacher training and development. It is founded on the development of a new pedagogical framework which will, predominantly, be a blended learning model.
The college is on a journey leading to a whole college transformation where students
will learn in a visually stimulating and collaborative environment, utilising the latest
Information and Communication Technologies and where learning will be an
experience developed with and shared by tutors and students. The college, through a targeted induction programme, will ensure all students are on the right level of the
right course for them and, in the process, will learn about their individual capabilities
and ambitions enabling it to guide the student on a truly personalised journey through
their education. Its ambition is to change the education paradigm of vocational and
Lifelong Learning-articulating, in practice, the research set out by, amongst others,
Sugata Mitra and Sir Ken Robinson.

The presentation that will be research-based but grounded in its application in the
classroom and in college initiatives for teacher training and development. It will be
informative, practical, challenging and provocative.



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    New Learning Team: Time for Creativity and Collaboration in Teacher Education (By Signe Sutherland & David Pitcher) New Learning Team: Time for Creativity and Collaboration in Teacher Education (By Signe Sutherland & David Pitcher) Presentation Transcript

    • THE LEARNING TEAM: Creativity and collaboration in teacher education Presented by SIGNE SUTHERLAND and DAVID PITCHER
    • “ If it is to make a success of the Lisbon strategy for growth and employment, Europe needs to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindset of young people…” European Commission report Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, 2008
    • “… the benefits of entrepreneurship education are not limited to start-ups, innovative ventures and new jobs. Entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action and is, therefore, a key competence for all…” European Commission report
    • “ Our current education system was designed for a different age… … young people are still educated in batches with little encouragement for the creativity and experimentation that is needed for a global age.” Sir Ken Robinson
      • There are different kinds
      • of entrepreneurship
      • People who :
      • choose to start a new business
      • participate in family businesses
      • create new products/processes within existing organisations
      • engage in a new social venture, service or movement.
      • Babson College
      • In the United Kingdom:
      • Worst youth unemployment rates for a generation: 1 in 5 young people
      • National unemployment currently stands at 2.46m – unemployment for black women rising faster than any other group
      • 55% of this year’s university graduates will be out of work six months after graduation
      • Wolf Report: 400,000 teenagers are “wasting their time” on college courses with no job at the end
      • Black workers are bearing the brunt of Britain’s job crisis
      • A generation of students…
      • Equipped for life
      • Confident
      • Eager
      • Inventive
      • Curious
      • Ambitious
    • ENTREPRENEURIAL COLLEGE … a college where the whole ethos, value and culture of students, tutors and leaders is distinctively geared towards the task of wealth creation, business formation and growth, and employment outcomes.
      • The challenge
      • Shift from teaching to facilitating learning
      • Supported by a learning community
      • Delivering ‘Expert Students’ - destinations KPI
      • Supported by enterprise and employability
      • Outstanding success rates by 11/12
      Scott, G. 2009. ‘University student engagement and satisfaction with learning and teaching’, Review of Australian Higher Education, Commissioned Report Australian Government
      • The response
      • New experiential curriculum model - project based, active and online
      • Teamwork and collaboration – staff and students
      • Wider use of blended-learning
      • Calendar, induction, tutorial & online Personal Learning Spaces
      • New job roles
      • The learning team
      • Tutor
      • Learning Mentor
      • Learning Coach
      • CPD – Mentors and Coaches
      • Entrepreneurial activity and reflective tools
      • E-learning
      • Assessment for learning
      • Promoting student ownership of employer involvement
      • Have you got the Enterprise Factor?
      • The Expert Challenge
      • CPD - Teachers
      • For teaching staff at summer CPD event
      • Target setting - laying the foundation for effective use of e-ILP
      • Curriculum planning – helping your students to make the most of college events
      • Designing high impact online learning
      • Promoting student ownership of employer involvement
      • Problem solving – making learning challenging and real
      • Developing Expert Students – equipping your students for success
    • College wide planning College Event Calendar Academy Event Calendar External Event Calendar Design calendar Learning Event Learning Event Design timetable Learning Opportunity Learning Opportunity Personalisation Personal learning space Personal learning space GREEN WEEK
    • The expert student LEARNING THINKING LIVING
      • Open communications & challenge
      • Devise effective strategies to optimise learning
      • Organise work and manage effectively
      • E-capable
      • Transforms new information into useable knowledge
      • Eager for new learning
      • Sets challenging learning goals for themselves
      • Monitors own progress
      • Creativity, inquiry and experimentation
      • Self-starter, ambitious and motivated
      • Destination Driven
      • Entrepreneurial in outlook
      • Determined and informed risk taker
      • Goal-directed
      • Critical thinker and problem solver
      • Social and collaborative
      • Calm under pressure
      • Team worker, willing to take responsibility
      • Positive and constructive contributor
      • Flexible and Adaptable
      • Willingness to persevere in uncertainty
      • Able to work with diversity and use networks efficiently
      • Willing to listen before acting
      • Able to work with senior staff
    • www.entrepreneurship4fe.com