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LSIS Research Development Fellowship (RDF) projects 2012-2013: ‘Can I do that?’- Strategies for developing and recording non cognitive gains in ILPs

Principal focus of the project

This project focused on deriving and recording  non cognitive gains in individual learning plans (ILPs) fo adult learners.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

The project involved 8 tutors and 16 learners iteratively developing personal 'non-cognative' targets and a means of tracking and recording them. Most learners enjoyed setting their own targets and the majority achieved their goals by the end of the project. Tutors have all commented that they know the learners better because of the conversations they have had with them about the project. Several tutors fed back that learners’ motivation had increased whilst taking part in the project as they had felt they were doing what they wanted to do and what was relevant to them. Data was gathered through interviews/surveys and participant observation. 

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Tracey Leupi - Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service

Name of associate programmes

LSIS Research


A project investigating how to record non cognitive gains in a manner which makes them relevant to the learners.

Resource Type: Report
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