Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA)

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has, since its inception, supported a range of activity to improve teaching, from small scale projects involving single departments or individuals to region wide activity promoting change and sharing of effective practice. This work focuses on empowering practitioners to focus on effective practice that is most helpful for their own challenges. The wide range of activity that we deliver is brought together under the banner of Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA).

Our work in this field draws on wider educational improvement activity and is based on evidence and research, much of it carried out by practitioners as part of our projects. It is focused at all times on improving professional practice, outcomes for learners, and improving the pedagogic or vocational skills of those involved. The Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers form a cornerstone of this activity.

There have been over 200 OTLA collaborative projects since 2015 which have tackled a wide range of issues relating to teaching, learning and assessment. Current projects are exploring learner progress, English teaching, advanced practitioner roles and the delivery of apprenticeships.

You can access case studies and resources developed by practitioners through OTLA on the Improving Teaching exhibition site.

For general enquiries please contact Julie Gibbings-Garrett.