Reports of 12 collaborative action research projects that have produced inspiring ideas for post-16 English teaching are now available to read in the publication of the sixth phase of the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme.
The reports of the projects, which took place during the 2019–20 academic year, explain what participants wished to improve, how their action research took place and what they learnt. They include a diversity of voices and ideas intended to inspire practitioners to ask themselves how they can improve what is happening in their own institutions.
Themes that have emerged from the projects include the fundamental problems caused by low motivation and disengagement in learners who have repeated cycles of failure, the positive outcomes when these learners experience success as a result of their efforts, and the positive impact of teachers learning with colleagues from different subject backgrounds.
Amongst the projects were:
The sixth phase of OTLA projects were delivered on behalf of the ETF by Claire Collins Consultancy, That Reading Thing, and the Skills for Life Network. The work is funded by the Department for Education. The full OTLA 6 report can be found on the ETF Excellence Gateway platform.
Information about previous OTLA work can be found on the dedicated area of the ETF website.