This book is a guide for all teachers in the FE and Skills Sector, regardless of their discipline. It explores how FE teachers can address the mathematics and English needs of all learners, to redress the skills gap that is a current focus. The text explores what works in the sector, examining the barriers to learning and how all learners can be included. It takes a focused look at what works for the vocational learners who have not succeeded in a school setting, and supports you to tackle the problems of low motivation in learners.
This chapter explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to improve the learning experience and to enhance opportunities for incorporating English and maths through technology-enhanced learning (TEL). It also draws on the role of social media as a strategy for developing English and maths skills and for relating to the modern learner. Technology-enhanced learning is a powerful tool within your teaching arsenal, as it is relevant and topical. Furthermore, TEL plays a major role in many people's lives, and it is not merely a gimmick or teaching fad; it can be used to stimulate your students in ways that are relevant to them and can thus increase engagement in learning. If used appropriately, TEL can contribute to enhanced ...