Supporting Further Education and Training recovery

The pandemic has affected education in many ways. It has impacted young people and adults, organisations and systems, and these impacts will be felt for years to come.

We think these spotlight topics are most likely to be of help as we start to recover from the immediate impact of Covid and move to the next phases of our lives, as we try to establish our new ways of living and learning.

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Spotlight: Motivating your learners

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We hope the last spotlight on motivating yourself was helpful.

In our survey you said that you are struggling with:

“Lack of enthusiasm from learners and poor attendance”

“Motivating learner progression”

“Learner attendance and retention”.

Here are some resources to help you motivate your learners and keep them engaged with their learning.

This handbook designed in conjunction with the ETF Centres for Excellence in Maths explores the topic of what motivation is, and how we can better nurture it in our classes. Further to this, Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges (AoC) focuses on low motivation in maths learners specifically in this blog on Motivation and Engagement.

Teaching expert and best-selling author Geoff Petty discusses both the importance of motivating learners, and some strategies to do so in this free-to-watch webinar.

We caught up with Dr. Paul Tully, Professionalism Manager at the ETF, to collate 5 suggestions on how your planning, delivery and time with learners can increase their levels of confidence and engagement in learning at a time of year when levels of nervousness can be high and motivation, low.

Keeping your learners engaged when teaching remotely comes with its own challenges. In response to the Covid pandemic, the Department for Education have put together guidance on keeping pupils motivated and engaged when working remotely.

Come back in a couple of weeks to continue with this theme and read about motivating others using coaching and mentoring.

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Additional support for Further Education and Training recovery

Resources for leaders, managers and practitioners in the Further Education and Training sector. This includes online CPD, digital teaching support, webinars, and journals. Please visit the below pages to see the help that is available.