This project focused on developing learners’ resilience and the findings from all four partners will be of interest to practitioners across the post-16 sector:
Buckinghamshire College Group concentrated on tackling learners’ negative mindsets towards resitting GCSE English Language.
Sheffield College introduced both learners and teachers to positive ‘mindsets for learning’, with a view to developing confidence, resilience and achievement.
USP College focused on building resilience through independent learning for GCSE and A-Level English learners.
Morley College aimed to raise the retention and achievement of adult learners on Entry Level 3 to Level 2 English courses. By discussing challenges in their lives, learners started to break down barriers to learning and foster a more positive attitude towards studying.
Claire Callow was the strand lead for Project 4. Read her editorial: ‘Resilient action researchers – some hints and tips’.
Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right). You can also view their slides here.