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Supporting male learners using technology

Produced in 2011 by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of harnessing technology and, equality and diversity. From Sussex Downs College, the study describes how research into engaging male learners was used to investigate why more males than females achieved below...

Maths in an Industrial Context

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of employer engagement and mathematics. The project, by Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, aimed to generate an understanding of the industrial application of mathematics in learners, staff and employers. It...

Embedding Carbon Minimisation

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study looks at the theme of knowledge and technology transfer. It describes how members of staff operating in the STEM area of Huntingdonshire Regional College were encouraged to embed and deliver...

Online Resource Provision

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. This case study, from Peterborough Regional College, looks at the theme of harnessing technology.

The project set out to determine the impact of virtual resources upon the progress of students using...

Developing Knowledge of Low Carbon Technologies

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service, these materials help to demonstrate effective practice. From Grantham College, this case study looks at the themes of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) and STEM skills for the future. This case study describes an activity to update staff knowledge and...

Using Technology to Support SEN

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. From Dearne Valley College it describes how a learning strategy, originally developed for a single learner, has been extended to many more learners across Dearne Valley College.

Using...

Placements for Technology Lecturers

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of knowledge and technology transfer. This case study looks at the experiences of three lecturers from Carlisle College’s Technology Department who engaged in a programme of industrial secondments through the New...

Harnessing Technology: Teaching and Learning

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document describes the background and key learning points from the Harnessing Technology project. This resulted in a series of case studies that illustrate the use of technology to advance teaching and learning in the Post-16 sector. This document...

Employer Engagement: Teaching and Learning

From the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document summarises their Exploring Improvements in Teaching and Learning Through Employer Engagement project. It looked at developing links between institutions and employers in the Post-16 sector. The outcomes of the project can be seen in the series of...

STEM Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this document describes a project to improve STEM careers information, advice and guidance in the Post-16 sector. Detailed case studies from this project can be seen in the corresponding collection Progression Through...

Sustainability

From the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study describes how Hull and Stockton Riverside Colleges used the topic of sustainable development to improve aspects of STEM careers guidance.

Hull College The project encouraged a greater holistic awareness in lecturers of the...

Shelter for the World

This resource pack introduces the concepts of shelter and shelter deprivation around the world to students in Key Stage Two. It highlights the challenges people face in their daily lives when their homes do not provide adequate shelter. It linked to the curriculum areas of design and technology, geography and PSHE...

Developing an Aviation Academy

Craven College in Skipton, North Yorkshire is twenty four miles from Leeds Bradford Airport where there are significant employment opportunities covering a range of areas in a busy airport e.g. pilots, ground staff and a range of auxiliary services. The College, through partnership with Jet2.com, Multiflight, TUI...

Aspire Higher - Technology Careers

This case study explores the intention of a provider to engage young learners in engineering and technology. Key to the project was the involvement of parents, employers and a range of STEM Ambassadors. Information on career pathways in engineering being the focus, an innovative approach in making engineering...

Whole-college STEM Focus

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is the UK’s widest mass celebration of all things science and engineering. Students from all departments across the Reading College showcase their work to portray scientific and engineering aspects. The week is full of events, participative activities, experiments and...

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