Teaching, Learning and Assessment the WEA Way

This link takes you to a ‘storified’ collation of tweets and comments from a WEA event that focused on embedding the WEA’s vision into teaching, learning and assessment through our 4 educational themes of Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Culture.

http://bit.ly/16BFshl

The event wasn’t all discussion although that was an important element.

The day included a lot of practical work on developing sample learning outcomes and assessing our courses’ potential impact. This built on recent WEA impact surveys aligned with continuing research by Community Learning Trusts and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The tweets didn’t capture the full scope of the event but they give a flavour of some of the issues that were considered.

The WEA’s vision is: “A better world, equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals, communities and society.”

‘Making a Difference’ – WEA Parliamentary Event and Awards

This blog is a bit different. I’ve experimented with Storify software to make a narrative out of tweets. It’s my first attempt so it’s very much learning in public.

I’ve collated some tweets about the WEA’s ‘Making a Difference’ Parliamentary event last week to capture some of the comments that people made as the event unfolded. There’s a link at:

http://storify.com/AnnWalkerWEA/wea-parliamentary-event-7-november-2012?utm_content=storify-pingback&awesm=sfy.co_bB02&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co

I’d be grateful if anyone has any hints and tips about using Storify or any comments on it.

Twitter is still a foreign language to many people so the Storify’s introduction has a link to a site that explains twitter symbols and acronyms.

(The WEA runs social media courses if you want to find out more. You can find regional contact details at http://www.wea.org.uk/local if you’re interested in a course about twitter or other new media. There are many online resources for independent learning too.)

The WEA Awards Ceremony followed the Parliamentary event. It was an inspiring and emotional event.

The winners were:

Olive Cordell Skills for Life Tutor

  • Laraine Clark

Olive Cordell Skills for life Student

  • Luzayadio Mputo

WEA Volunteer

  • David Dennehy

WEA Student – Joint Award

  • Alec Buchanan
  • Julie Harrison

WEA Learning Group

  • Tammy Spriggs, Lisa Harrington and Janine Ginno

Diversity in Practice

  • Tandrusti

WEA Campaign

  • Why Vote?

Contribution to Sustainability

  • Women’s groups at Clovelly

WEA Tutor

  • Janet Henson

Innovative Partnership

  • WEA and Horizons

Innovative Branch and WEA South West

  • Activ8 for Carers

Special Recognition: Education

  • Sahira Tariq

Special Recognition: Support services and WEA Eastern

  • Kathryn Coles

Special Recognition: Long service

  • John Hurst

WEA Scotland

  • Bathgate Once More

WEA North East

  • Elizabeth Langdown

WEA North West

  • Ties to the Past

WEA Yorkshire and Humber

  • Beth Deakin

WEA East Midlands

  • Learning into Leadership on the Internet

WEA West Midlands

  • Shiyalini Mohan

WEA Eastern

  • Kathryn Coles

WEA London

  • Mike Bradley

WEA South West

  • Activ8 for Carers

WEA Southern

  • Adler Mosaicists

WEA Ambassador

  • Nigel Todd

There’s a wonderful booklet outlining their stories. It should be available soon at www.wea.org.uk.