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Moving beyond access: widening participation in post compulsory teacher education through the integration of LAMS

Moving beyond access: widening participation in post compulsory teacher education through the integration of LAMS

Chopra, Priti (2010) Moving beyond access: widening participation in post compulsory teacher education through the integration of LAMS. In: UK-India Education and Research Initiative Conference 2010, 13-14 Sep 2010, University of Hertsfordshire, Hatfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The School of Education at Greenwich University offers a range of courses in primary, secondary, higher and community teacher education from foundation degrees to doctorate programmes. The postgraduate certificate in teaching in the post compulsory sector registers approximately 2,000 students on its part-time, flexible, full time and subject specialist additional diploma courses every year. In addition, 28 Further Education colleges in London work in partnership with Greenwich University to provide these teacher education courses. Over fifty per cent of course participants at Greenwich University belong to Black and Ethnic Minority groups. This paper explores integrating LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) for developing flexible learner centred teaching/learning strategies for the delivery of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher education programmes. Currently the Additional Diploma (ESOL) subject specialist programme has paper based study guides to support course participants. Feedback from course participants has indicated that the study guides are limited in providing interactive activities, are text heavy, undifferentiated and do not lend themselves to collaborative work outside the class context. Developing differentiated multimodal activities through LAMS may enable people to engage with course content through a variety of learning preferences and work collaboratively outside the class. By drawing on a pilot project and the work of Burns & Walker (2009) this paper will explore the use of LAMS:

1. To design multimodal and multicultural Additional Diploma (ESOL) resources for supporting active and reflective teaching/ learning practice.

2. As an e-learning tool that encourages reflective thinking and supports differentiated,
self paced, inclusive and collaborative ESOL teaching/ learning practice .

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology enhanced learning, teacher education, widening participation, flexible approaches to learning,
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3924

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