SWOT reports fromdisciplinary Interest Groups PGCE/Cert Ed Post-Compulsory Education University of Bedfordshire 12 November 2011
BriefingThe Interest Group task follows on from Frank Coffield’s lecture this morning, and contributes to the work for Unit 7 Policy, Settings and Practice, in particular outcomes 1 and 2;7.1: Understand the concept of professionalism and core professional values for teachers in the lifelong learning sector7.2: Understand key issues in relation to professional conduct and accountability in the lifelong learning sectorSo, working from the perspective of your group’s discipline or setting:1. Discuss to what extent you agree with Prof. Coffield’s analysis.2. He concluded with a call to action; undertake a SWOT analysis (see below) of your area of practice in relation to its environment, to evaluate its potential for change.3. Write up the SWOT analysis on a flip-chart, and use it to compare notes with your paired group as programmed.4. At the end of the day deposit the chart in the Campus Centre (together with your evaluation sheets). The charts will be photographed and uploaded to BREO so that they may be consulted and used as a resource for Unit 7.
SWOT analysis stands for:Strengths WeaknessesOpportunities Threatsand is a well–established way of evaluating projects in relation totheir environment.