Listing all results (624)

Enhancing attainment in Applied Science

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of equality and diversity. The study focuses around a class of students on a level three applied science course at Redcar and Cleveland College. The class had twelve students in total, with eight of them identified...

Gender in maths

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of equality and diversity. By Newham Adult Learning Service, the study set out to explore, in a scientific manner, tutor and learner perceptions regarding gender and if there was in fact any gender bias in...

Peer mentoring in engineering

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From City College Norwich, this case study looks at the theme of equality and diversity. Peer mentoring has proved successful in many professional development projects to enhance the knowledge and...

Gender inclusivity in engineering

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From the College of West Anglia, this case study looks at the themes of equality and diversity and careers. The low numbers of girls in engineering has been recognised as a problem for some time....

Supporting ESOL learners in numeracy/maths qualifications

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From Leicester College this case study looks at the theme of equality and diversity. For many ESOL learners (speakers of other languages), achievement in mathematics and numeracy is impeded by...

Getting girls into engineering

This case study published in 2011 by LSIS  describes work by Wirral Metropolitan College. The project developed an action research project focused on increasing the participation rate of girls in the Level 2 Higher Diploma in Engineering. The first step for the project was to attract girls to post-16 engineering,...

Developing STEM in the community

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study tackles the theme of enrichment and enhancement in STEM. From Newcastle College, it describes an outreach project bringing local community organisations together with teaching staff.

By demystifying simple health tests (e.g....

Running an 'Anatomy Club' for L3 Science

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study, from Loughborough College, looks at the theme of enrichment and enhancement of STEM. Basic anatomy teaching has all but disappeared from current curricula and thus good anatomical...

A college-wide approach to Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes an action research project by John Leggott College. The project used a range of qualitative methods such as focus groups, interviews and thematic analysis to identify what was ‘wrong’ with current college systems and to develop ‘learning skills’ in students on Level...

A student directed experimental intervention using data loggers

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes an action research project by Kingston Maurward College. The project compared a traditional ‘lecturer centred’ approach to physiology teaching with a student-led approach using data loggers to compare both learner retention and engagement between these methods. The...

Pages

View all publishers