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.
Chapter 11: Construction Case Study
Construction Case Study
Robbie, an ex-construction apprentice, works as a lecturer in a community college. In his teaching, he embeds English and maths with great enthusiasm and aims to motivate students through his passion for personal development.
I struggled with the environment of my school because I grew up in what some people would call a ‘hard’ area. We saw the teachers as idiots and it was very much a ‘them and us’ attitude. I used to think, it's OK for you, you've had a privileged upbringing, you're getting paid well, whereas we don't know what the future holds for us. But, I realised that we can have a say on our future.
I was temporarily excluded from school and they ...