Using digital technology to engage learners

Dianne Robinson mentored cluster 5 which consisted of the following 3 projects:

Interpretation of Performed Text: Grantham College

The aim of this project was to explore the benefits of providing GCSE English resit learners with video recordings of dramatised readings of extracts taken from 19th century literature and to provide insights into how such recorded performances could improve learners’ understanding and enjoyment of written texts.

Flipped Learning: Leicester College

This project aimed to embrace flipped learning in GCSE English to make our students more independent learners and to improve the learning experience.

Reading Influencer: Northampton College

This project was a collaboration between English teachers, academic coaches and vocational staff to boost the reading confidence of GCSE English Language students using audio extracts. It enhanced English teaching methodology, had a proven impact on student reading ages, highlighted a focus on reading and brought together college staff from a number of disciplines.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right) and read their reports below.

Interpretation of Performed Text

Grantham College

Project Number: 9a

Flipped Learning

Leicester College

Project Number: 9b

Reading Influencer

Northampton College

Project Number: 9c