Since 2003, the LSIS Teaching and Learning team has developed and implemented a powerful model for continuous improvement based on peer coaching approaches. Central to this model has been the development of communities of practice: teachers, tutors, trainers from a variety of subjects and managers who have acquired the expertise, qualities and skills to support the ongoing improvement of teaching and learning practice.
During 2011/12 the teaching and learning area will be offering:
- Opportunities to attend regional “Learning Fairs”- a network of communities of practice who meet to discuss teaching and learning issues and share expertise and effective practice
- Regional grants to providers to create change in Teaching and Learning
- Online Communities of practice for Teaching and Learning through VLE support and development of new materials to support training delivery
A national Teaching and Learning Fair: This national conference will be for Curriculum Leadership in the learning and skills sector and will bring together leaders, managers and their change agents and include a variety of workshops. It will also include an induction to a variety of ‘off the shelf’ LSIS TLP/change agent training modules for providers to use and cascade within their own organisation.