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Meeting Individual Learners’ Needs: The Promotion and Development of Strategies for Individualised Learning - The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Principal focus of the project

This project developed collaborative communities of practice - informed by Pre-Entry Level and ESOL learner feedback - to trial the effectiveness of a range of active learning techniques.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Observations had indicated opportunities for involving adult learners in lessons were being missed. Tutors from Kensington and Chelsea College (FE College), Clement James, Westway and Nova New Opportunities (Third Sector organisations) formed a community of practice; captured their learners' preferences and dislikes; and then piloted relevant active learning techniques with them. This approach improved learner confidence, resulted in greater active engagement, and importantly accelerated learning. Tutors benefitted too from the knowledge exchange, as it helped them to develop their own skills.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name of associate programmes

OTLA 6 (English)


This OTLA project by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea used learner feedback to select, pilot and reflect upon the effectiveness of different active learning techniques for pre-entry level and ESOL learners.

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