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Do they want to learn what we are teaching? Learner Feedback in Prison Education

Principal focus of the project

This project aimed to improve target setting by encouraging English and Maths learners in HMP Liverpool to reflect on their learning and feel confident in independently identifying their own strengths and weaknesses. 

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

Planned classroom-based discussions with learners trialling aspiration-raising reflective practices had to abandoned, as they were resticted to in-cell education during lockdown. This meant they had to work independently through tasks with very limited tutor contact. 'Exit slips' or telephone interviews were used to capture quick responses from learners on what they had just studied, identifying their strengths and weaknesses. The team felt that the project had highlighted the importance of learner motivation and involvement.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
21-50
Learners
1
Organisations
6-10
Staff
Name(s) of authors

Novus - HMP Liverpool

Name of associate programmes

OTLA Shaping Success

Summary

This project took an inclusive approach to target setting by encouraging English and Maths learners in HMP Liverpool to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. 

Resource Type: Case study, Research report