Supporting construction trainers to develop their teaching skills
Maersk Training, Tyne Metropolitan College, East Durham College & Stockton Riverside College
Evidence of improvement in learners’ achievements, retention and progression.
Trainers on all strands of the project provided evidence of their learners making more assured progress in Construction activities and related theory as a consequence of their trainers’ more informed strategies and resources. At all centres, both trainers’ reports and teacher-educators’ observations indicate that a wider range of learners were being engaged and challenged using the shared resources. There is evidence from trainers’ lesson plans and trainees’ workbooks that both lower and higher-achieving students’ needs are being meaningfully addressed through more confident use of resources. Trainers are increasingly investigating the reasons for their learners’ disadvantages. At the Independent Training Provider, the high success rates have been sustained (July 2018), and both trainers and learners record improved satisfaction and better working understanding of concepts where student-centred assessments have been introduced.