CollegesWales’ fourth teaching and learning conference touched on four continents with experiences drawn from further education, higher education and schools.
Held on 29 February 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, this was the first national conference in Wales for such a wide educational spectrum. Delegates heard from leaders and expert practitioners from Finland, Canada, Thailand and the Basque Country. Further international teaching and learning inspiration were shared by educationalists from Wales who were working with partners in USA, Namibia, and Bangladesh.
Keynote presentations and workshop discussions considered how:
And then, delegates learned how to build learners’ skills and CPD for teachers in an international context with British Council Wales’ experts.
The following links are the keynote speakers' presentations. Additional information is found in the Teaching & Learning Conference: Delegate Pack.
Workshops 1 (morning)
Workshops 2 (afternoon)
In 2013/14 further education colleges embarked on active research to improve the quality of teaching and learning in further education, funded by the Welsh Government’s Quality Improvement Fund (QIF).
In spring 2014, ColegauCymru organised a national dissemination event to inspire further experimentation.
Key project outcomes included:
The slide and video presentations as well as synopses of the colleges' final reports of their supported experiments projects are published on ColegauCymru's CPD platform, Moodle.
The conference was organised by fforwm services limited - part of the ColegauCymru / CollegesWales Group.
Financial support was gratefully received by the British Council Wales and the Welsh Government.