Mathematical skills play a fundamental role within post-16 further education (FE) and to individuals completing vocational qualifications, it is essential these skills are ‘fit for purpose’ and can be applied in a vocational setting, writes Louise Ford, PM Training Limited.
I have always questioned if tutors and students can work collaboratively to improve vocational pedagogy and how valuable can this be in improving learning and outcomes for learners? This was something I was very eager to explore within my Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) research.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of applied contextualised mathematics in learning within post-16 FE, with a particular interest in what role this might play in promoting confidence and motivation to learn. Learners completing study programmes and apprenticeships participated in the research and provided an invaluable insight into the benefits of teaching and learning in a contextualised way.
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