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Listen to Learn - New College Stamford

Principal focus of the project

The aim of this project was to use audio versions of GCSE texts in different ways to engage learners, and support their skills development when tackling the written format.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

Recordings of texts were produced in-house to be shared prior to, during and after lessons via Google Sites to encourage independent learning and motivate learners. The approach evolved into one of flipped-learning, and was used with GCSE resits, Construction and ESOL students. The project reported that some students had found the approach novel, engaging, and had accelerated their learning.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
50-100
Learners
1
Organisations
2-5
Staff
Name of associate programmes

OTLA 6 (English)

Summary

An OTLA project by New College Stamford that aimed to introduce a different dimension to the teaching and learning of GCSE English resits by producing and using audio recordings of written texts as a resource to engage learners and develop their reading and interpretation skills.

Resource Type: Case study, Report